News Briefs

Farmhouse work to start this time next year

The College has set a tentative schedule, with an October 2006 start date, for the stabilization of the William Green Farmhouse located adjacent to Townhouses South, according to Bill O’Neal, vice president of the Friends of the William Green Farmhouse.

O’Neal said he and Anne McArthur, president of the Friends, recently met with John Marcy, vice president of Development and Alumni Affairs at the College, to discuss the stabilization of the historic building.

The move marks the first step in what the Friends of the William Green Farmhouse hope will be the restoration of the building.

According to O’Neal, any foreseeable problems with restoration will not be revealed until it is surveyed this winter.

The Friends will serve as the spokespersons for receiving grants and fundraising money for the project.

Student wins essay contest

Matthew Richman, senior women’s and gender studies and history major, won the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History’s (ASALH) 16th annual essay contest. He, along with the two other winners, will receive a $500 prize and a free trip to Buffalo, N.Y. to present his paper at the ASALH Annual Meeting.

Richman’s paper, “From Niagara to Oakland: An International History of W.E.B. DuBois and the Black Panther Party,” was based on information he found as a research assistant for Alan Dawley, professor of history, and for class projects with Anne Marie Nicolosi, associate professor of history.

According to Richman, he was encouraged to submit his paper by Nicolosi, who read and helped him revise drafts, and even became a member of the ASALH so that Richman would be eligible to enter the contest.

Other papers based on his research have also won the New Jersey Project for Feminist and Multicultural Scholarship Award and a History Department Distinguished Essay Award.

BOT discusses litigation

The College’s Board of Trustees discussed anticipated litigation when it met Oct. 5 via teleconference in closed session.

The discussion of anticipated litigation is exempt from the Open Public Meetings Act, which generally requires that the board open its meetings to the public.

Reported by – Bryan Wassel, News Assistant and Sean Marotta, Staff Writer