Community Bulletin: Fall 2016, Issue 2

Women’s Ice Hockey to play at Frozen Fenway

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On Jan. 12, Connecticut College Women’s Hockey will play Bowdoin College at Fenway Park in Boston as part of the annual Capital One Frozen Fenway series. Throughout the week, the park will also host national powerhouses such as Boston College, Boston University, and Harvard University. This will be the first time Connecticut College will take part in the event. Tickets are available for purchase.

 

 

CCSRE Sends Letter to Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

In anticipation of the approved construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the CCSRE sent a letter to Chairman Dave Archambault II, supporting the tribe in its efforts to stop construction. The letter states that the pipeline is an “imminent threat” to the Standing Rock Reservation and will disturb sacred burial grounds. The letter was signed by 87 Connecticut College faculty, students and staff.

Dean Singer’s Article Featured in The Huffington Post

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In celebration of international Talk Like a Pirate Day, Jefferson Singer’s piece “Why We Love Pirates So Much” made an appearance in the national periodical. The Dean of the College and psychology professor has found that our fascination with these swashbuckling heroes comes because “We enjoy, but do not take to heart, their bad behavior.” Because they live and plunder in “unknown lands,” they let our imaginations run wild. Singer’s article is part of his book The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Quest for Identity, which hit the shelves on Oct. 7.

 

First of Three Presidential Debates

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On Monday, Sept. 26 Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in the first of three General Election debates. The second debate is on Sunday, October 9th, and the third will take place on Wednesday, October 19th. SGA has launched a website that details election events, debate viewing parties, voting information, party platforms, and student group resources.

 

 

Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Havoc

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This week, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and the Bahamas with Category 4 force. The death toll has reached over 200 in Haiti. As the storm moved towards Florida, it was projected to be the strongest storm to hit the U.S. in twelve years. Governors in several southern states declared states of emergency, which allowed for the National Guard to be deployed. About 2 million people were advised to evacuate their homes.