Student earns win at Model U.N. conference

March 4, 2009 Emily Gee 0

In an historic first win for the College, sophomore International Studies major Parshva Bavishi delegated his way to a victory at the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN) Feb 12 to Feb 15.

Bavishi, president of both the College’s International Studies club and Model United Nations team, was awarded Outstanding Delegate on the fourth day of the conference at Harvard. […]

College celebrates King, Obama during inauguration

January 28, 2009 Emily Gee 0

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States provided the College community with the opportunity to celebrate Martin Luther King Day in a historic way.

Christopher Fisher, professor of African American studies and history, coordinated “campus conversations” to coincide with Obama’s inauguration on Jan. […]

Students find reasons to be thankful after poverty simulation

December 3, 2008 Emily Gee 0

Some students prepared to go home last weekend and give thanks for the comforts in their lives. About 60 College students experienced voluntary poverty instead.

At Princeton University on Nov. 22, Daniel Mutter, senior philosophy major, organized a group of College students for a poverty simulation. […]

Students share coming out stories

October 8, 2008 Emily Gee 0

College students shared poignant memories and past experiences from their lives on Oct. 6, as part of the 6th Annual Coming Out Monologues, sponsored by Prism.
“Having a space for students to tell their stories is important,” said Prism adviser Michael Miragliotta. […]

Science students defy gravity at NASA program

October 1, 2008 Emily Gee 0

This past summer, two current College students and two alumni were able to fly.

Team DPX, comprising senior physics majors Justin Nieusma and Rachel Sherman, and alumni Brandon Bentzley ’07 and Mike Hvasta ’07, traveled to NASA Headquarters in Houston, Texas, in June. […]

Future teachers receive urban education

August 27, 2008 Emily Gee 0

Forty-five rising high school seniors enrolled in a course at the College this past summer, and in a mere two weeks, participants in the Urban Teacher Academy (UTA) learned how to be better teachers and leaders. Differing from other camps, this particular program was meant to encourage students to learn about teaching in an urban environment. […]

Day of Silence makes loud statement

April 30, 2008 Emily Gee 0

Duct tape in various bright colors covered the mouths of demonstrators in Brower Student Center on Friday, decorated with derogatory words in black permanent marker.

The voluntarily mute students were participating in the 12th annual National Day of Silence (NDOS). […]

Celebrating equality

February 27, 2008 Emily Gee 0

“My beloved, I take you to be the partner of my days and nights,” eight people said to each other Feb. 25, beginning their wedding vows.

A rainbow flag draped over the staircase and a layered wedding cake with the word “Love” at the top decorated the Allen Drawing Room, where four couples of various sexual orientations and gender identities were symbolically married in Prism’s fifth annual “queer wedding. […]

Melting pot of cultures spice up festival

February 13, 2008 Emily Gee 0

The sounds of Japanese Taiko drums, the sights of Latin dancing and the smells of homemade food melded together in Brower Student Center on Feb. 8. This mix of diversity was courtesy of multicultural sorority Theta Nu Xi’s event ONEify.

“One of our goals is to expose people to different cultures, and for them to have a good time doing so,” Yvette Mocete, vice president of Theta Nu Xi, said. […]

Filmmaker explores the concept of the Other

November 28, 2007 Emily Gee 0

Immigration is not just a hot-button topic in the United States, as director Bassam Hassad discovered when making his documentary, “The Other Threat.”

“This film was originally going to provide a different perspective on terrorism, a European perspective,” Hassad said as he introduced his film at a screening in Forcina Hall on Nov. […]

Teams test College smarts at Homecoming trivia game show

October 31, 2007 Emily Gee 0

Not too many students know what building the Brower Student Center replaced or how many people Lions Stadium holds.

However, at the first annual College Trivia event, held on Oct. 17 in Kendall Hall, fraternity and sorority members proved they could answer such questions well. […]

Domestic violence week pulls no punches

October 17, 2007 Emily Gee 0

To some, campus was a strange sight on Oct. 9 as students walked around with black eyes and lay in the grass as if dead, but these seemingly shocking occurences were part of Domestic Violence Awareness Week.

“We are not going to solve the problem of domestic violence through awareness-raising activities,” Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse, director of the Office of Anti-Violence Initatives at the College, said. […]

DJ brings down the house at anniversary party

September 19, 2007 Emily Gee 0

“This is an awesome surprise!” WTSR disc jockey Susan Patterson, better known as Miss Sue to her colleagues and many listeners, said as she was honored for her 30 years of service to the College radio station on Thursday.

“Miss Sue’s personality is as big as her reputation,” WTSR station manager and junior communication studies major Pat Lavery said. […]