Dance-punk darlings set to takeover U.S.

October 10, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Dance-punk, characterized by pulsating drum beats, rapid and infectious guitar progressions, melodic keyboard fills and pounding bass, is a genre that has yet to become prevalent in the United States.

Toronto-based Tokyo Police Club may be poised to bring dance-punk to the American mainstream music scene. […]

Can Rubin deliver us from iTunes?

October 3, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Can one man revive a dying music industry? The New York Times certainly seems to think so. The Sept. 2 issue of the Times’ Sunday magazine featured a lengthy article about Rick Rubin, the potential saving grace of both Sony-owned Columbia Records and the failing record industry as a whole. […]

College to hire in-house attorney

October 3, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Three on-campus interviews were held last week to evaluate final candidates for the position of general counsel. Once hired, the general counsel will act as an in-house attorney for the College.

According to College President R. Barbara Gitenstein, the funding for this cabinet-level position became available after the restructuring of various administrative offices, including the Division of Student affairs (formerly the Division of Student Life). […]

Furious fret work propels Hero Pattern

September 26, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

With a push of the play button, the onslaught of highly-refined rock music begins. The intense bombardment is captivating, and in an instant the listener is immersed in rock ‘n’ roll’s timeless trio of guitars, drums and bass.

“Some secrets you never can tell, ’cause the truth will reveal your lies,” Jason Kundrath, vocalist and rhythm guitarist, croons. […]

Police Chief candidates narrowed to two

September 26, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Additional interview sessions with student leaders were held last week for the position of Campus Police Chief/Director of Campus Security.

The sessions, held with various student leaders in attendance, were added to the search process partially in response to an editorial that ran in the Aug. […]

College employs rankings to attract prospective students

September 19, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Many proud students, parents, faculty and staff at the College can quickly list the institution’s numerous accolades. How these statistics are ascertained, in addition to their significance in the admissions process, is often harder to determine.

Most recently, the College was ranked seventh on The Princeton Review’s list of “Happiest Students,” contained in the corporation’s 2008 edition of “Best 366 Colleges. […]

Minneapolis rockers poised to start a ‘Riot’

September 12, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

For the majority of bands, the prospect of being signed to a record label is seemingly unattainable. A label can serve as a veritable lifeline for a band, providing the funding necessary for extended tours, studio time and promotion. Life for a band without a label can be expensive, and most bands pay these expenses out of pocket while spending years struggling to meet with only minor success. […]

Students no longer ‘GetIt’ after identification software upgrade

September 12, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

The off-campus vendor program of the College’s GetIt card system has been discontinued as of the Fall 2007 semester.

The 10-year-old program allowed students to make off-campus purchases with their GetIt cards at select locations.

The discontinuation came as a result of a campus-wide ID card software upgrade, according to Dionne Hallback, associate director of Student Accounts. […]

Still look good on the dance floor?

September 5, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Should a band make the same record twice? I’ve always found myself drawn toward bands that are constantly evolving, and I believe that sonic evolution is characteristic of a band’s maturing process.

Unfortunately, far too many times I’ve heard music fans say something to the effect of, “(Insert band’s name here)’s new album is just too different. […]

College cuts six master’s programs

September 5, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

The College is feeling the impact of state budget cuts once again with the recently recommended cancellation of six master’s programs within the School of Education, according to William Behre, dean of the School of Education.

College President R. Barbara Gitenstein officially made this recommendation at the July 10 meeting of the Board of Trustees. […]

Fiumano summons folk legends on debut

August 29, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

From the seemingly time-faded photographs that decorate his MySpace page, to the harmonious resonance of his finger-picked acoustic guitar, nearly everything about Anthony Fiumano’s music can be attributed to the past. After a quick listen, one would assume that Fiumano’s recordings could be easily found pressed between copies of Bob Dylan or Neil Young LPs at any vintage vinyl store. […]

Police look for leader

August 29, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

After a series of open forums held at the College, a final pool of candidates for the position of Police Chief/Director of Campus Security have been evaluated and questioned by members of the campus community.

A forum was held for each of the five candidates over the last two remaining weeks of the summer break, prior to the fall 2007 semester. […]

Froshstock sends sound waves through freshman dorm

May 2, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

Given the pleasant weather of Saturday, the main lounge of the Travers and Wolfe dormitories seemed like an unlikely gathering place. Ultimately, students were drawn in from games of Frisbee and outdoor studying by the powerful sounds of rock ‘n’ roll emanating through the lounge’s open doors. […]

Professor by day, filmmaker by night

May 2, 2007 Joseph Hannan 0

The political science department of the College may seem like an unlikely place to find an independent filmmaker. However, William Ball, professor of political science, has been creating short films since 2003. Ball’s films have been featured in numerous independent film festivals, including the Trenton Film Festival, the Cape May NJ State Film Festival and the Delaware Valley Film Festival. […]

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