There are some things that every college student should know, regardless of what institution they attend: stay on top of reading assignments, don’t trust drinks mixed in buckets, and know how to utilize Title IX. This last point came under the spotlight when the Obama administration enacted several changes on the federal level as to how the policy would be implemented on college campuses.
Over the summer, Connecticut College fulfilled its final obligation in a ten-year contract with the City of New London. From 2007 to 2017, the College paid the City a total of $100,000, contributing a yearly $7,500 during the first five years of the agreement and $12,500 during the second.
This month, Carolyn and Jerry Holleran made an additional gift of $2.5 million to the Holleran Center.
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy has a new director: Heidi Freedland-Trail. She arrived at Conn already Green Dot certified, having previously worked at Lebanon Valley College in a Green Dot and Title IX Advocacy Program.
In the last few weeks, Hamilton has often been referenced in discussions of residence-hall desirability. It’s been said to resemble all sorts of things from a hotel to the dorms on the TV show Zoey 101. Much of this is due to the new renovations and housing style changes that were made during the summer of 2017. Notable renovations include the conversion of two-room doubles from existing singles, the addition of common rooms on every floor, and the designation as first-year-only housing.
Since the student body returned to Connecticut College for the Fall semester, significant change has occurred in the strategies used by Campus Safety and the REAL Office to monitor the activity in the independent living areas on campus, otherwise known as the Village.
Many students returning to campus this semester were surprised by the summer decision to close both the Smith and Knowlton dining halls. Smith, only open for breakfast and lunch during weekdays, was one of the most popular eating spots on campus despite its limited hours, and Knowlton, the foreign language dining hall, was frequented by the international community.
After failed attempts at health-care reform, border-wall construction, and so-called ‘swamp drainage’ have left once-zealous voters wanting, President Donald Trump’s Sep. 5 announcement of DACA’s end offered his supporters much-needed reassurance. For others, the decision’s unclear implementation and rumors of bipartisan compromise further reveal the uncertain position of this ever-changing administration. But to nearly 800,000 Americans, the issue is not one of political bargaining or reputation; it is a promise of condemnation.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Oakland, California was an epicenter for rising social justice groups. In Oakland 1966, the Black Panther Party was created as a militant defense group for minority communities in the United States. After the death of a young Chicano youth by Oakland Police in 1968, the Latinos United for Justice Association organized to combat police brutality.