College alumnus, former Signal editor wins Pulitzer

April 26, 2016 Tom Ballard 0

Alumnus James Queally (’09) found out on Monday, April 18, that he and the staff of the Los Angeles Times were being awarded the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news coverage. The staff won the honor for the newspaper’s coverage of the San Bernardino shootings that took place in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Professor proves science rules, creates self-aware robot

April 26, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

The schools of Engineering and Science recently co-sponsored a presentation by Columbia University mechanical engineering Professor Hod Lipson in Mayo Concert Hall. On Wednesday, April 20, Lipson spoke to a group of students and faculty at the College about his research on self-aware and self-replicating robots.

Open forum held to discuss student conduct

April 26, 2016 Alex Kooistra 0

Sexual harassment is an issue that affects people around the world, including students at the College. Communication studies Professor Susan Ryan, who serves as the chair of the Committee on Student and Campus Community, organized two open fora to discuss changes to Title IX — a policy that examines sexual assault on campuses and how colleges can address it — and the Student Conduct Code.

Former history professor discusses book

April 26, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

Daniel W. Crofts, a former history professor at the College, held a student panel discussion on his book, “Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other 13th Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union,” on Thursday, April 21, in room 106 of Loser Hall.

Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha returns

April 26, 2016 Morgan Lubner 0

With the return of spring, the foliage and flowers are not the only things coming back to life on campus. The College’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, a specialized music fraternity, was rechartered on Sunday, April 3.

IMM majors win Polansky Fellowship

April 26, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

Junior interactive multimedia (IMM) majors Chris Lundy and Ryan Laux both received the Polansky Fellowship. The grant will be used to fund two basic filming and editing seminars led by the duo that will be available for both the College and Trenton, N.J., communities.

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