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Shooting Back from Our “Gilded Enclave”: A Response to David Collins’ “Shame on Connecticut College”

Shooting Back from Our “Gilded Enclave”: A Response to David Collins’ “Shame on Connecticut College”

Last time I checked, my dorm room walls were not coated with gold but rather with peeling paint, off-white and revealing a sickly shade of yellow underneath. But according to columnist David Collins, I must be mistaken, because apparently the College I attend, Connecticut College, is a “gilded enclave of arrogance.” The quote comes from […]

The Big Problem with Tiny Cups

The Big Problem with Tiny Cups

It was April 16, 2012, a day that is not only internationally recognized as my half birthday, but also my “Accepted Students Day” visit to Connecticut College. While there were many great parts about Conn (clearly I enjoyed my visit, I’m here aren’t I?) there was one part that really threw me off. Now, it […]

One Billion Disagreeing?

There are two different ways that Tour Guides engage in the art of deception. The first is unintentional deception, e.g. they will give a statistic or description of some facet of the College that they think is right but is not. “Students live in Unity House” and “People never run out of printing money” are […]

Tour Guide Deception

Tour Guide Deception

There are two different ways that Tour Guides engage in the art of deception. The first is unintentional deception, e.g. they will give a statistic or description of some facet of the College that they think is right but is not. “Students live in Unity House” and “People never run out of printing money” are […]

Inflation or Increase: ‘A’s for Effort?

Inflation or Increase: ‘A’s for Effort?

According to data compiled by the Connecticut College Department of Institutional Research, 50% of grades awarded at Conn are As. However, this doesn’t mean that grade inflation exists. That last sentence looks a little ridiculous. How is it possible to say that grade inflation isn’t an issue when a little over half of the over-all […]