Multiple Student Government Association Members Resign, Cite Issues Within the Assembly and Executive Board

Multiple Student Government Association Members Resign, Cite Issues Within the Assembly and Executive Board

  Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured on our website, thecollegevoice.org, and was updated with more information and included in our final issue of the 2016 fall semester. This is the same version that was included in print. On Thursday, Dec. 3, just a few hours before their weekly Assembly meeting, six SGA representatives resigned from their positions. In emails obtained by The College Voice, Blackstone House Senator Wesley Chrabasz ’17, KB House Senator Margaret Sturtevant ’16, Knowlton House Senator Kevin Zevallos ’16 and Morrison House Senator Sarah Harris ’18 sent in…

Looking Back on Last Semester: Professor Richard Landes Lectures on the Spring of 2015

Looking Back on Last Semester: Professor Richard Landes Lectures on the Spring of 2015

On Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m., Boston University Associate Professor of History Richard Landes visited Connecticut College to deliver a lecture in Blaustein 210 titled “Threats to Academic Freedom in the Early 21st Century: Case Study of Connecticut College, Spring 2015.” Professor Landes spoke on the events last semester, in which a Facebook post concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Connecticut College Professor of Philosophy Andrew Pessin sparked debate over racist language at the College. Professor Landes, the father of a recent Connecticut College graduate, observed the discussion from off-campus and…

Jewish Rhythms of India

Jewish Rhythms of India

Most people do not associate India with Judaism. The Indian subcontinent, however, has hosted various Jewish communities for centuries, each with its unique historical and cultural traditions. Some South Asian Jews trace their presence in the region back almost two thousand years while others immigrated less than two hundred years ago. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Zachs Hillel House, a group of students and faculty got the opportunity to learn more about the tiny Baghdadi Jewish community of Calcutta (now Kolkata) in eastern India through a presentation given by…

Xi-Ma Meeting: A Poorly Planned Political Ploy

Xi-Ma Meeting: A Poorly Planned Political Ploy

Earlier this month, the President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou (formally known as the Republic of China) met with General Secretary Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, which has controlled mainland China since the 1949 Chinese Civil War. That conflict, which saw the ROC Government exiled to Taiwan and a small number of surrounding islands, was never formally resolved, and so the two governments have co-existed since then in any uneasy and unofficial truce. The meeting, which took place in the island nation of Singapore, was the first…

Recapping the MLB Awards: Part 2

Recapping the MLB Awards: Part 2

Major League Baseball has officially announced the winners of its most prestigious awards of the season, which are given to individual players to recognize their accomplishments.  The most recent awards given out have been the Rookie of the Year Awards, Manager of the Year Awards, Cy Young Awards and the Most Valuable Player Awards.  Each award is given to a player in the National League and the American League. Although none of these awards are anywhere close to the importance of a World Series trophy, it is important to reward…

A Guide to Cross Country for a Curious Supporter

A Guide to Cross Country for a Curious Supporter

At NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Championships, there are close to 400 athletes standing at the starting line. The official raises his hand slowly. Pointing the gun into the air, he shoots. The runners storm forward. And the audience cheers. The ground shakes beneath their feet. Once a majority of the competitors have passed, the fans, too, take flight. They sprint. Organizing themselves along the entire course, the spectators will try to place themselves in the most advantageous position. Usually, the course will overlap or cross itself. These overlaps…

Gender: Gaps, Tax and the Facts

Gender: Gaps, Tax and the Facts

At this point, most of us have heard reports about the wage gap between men and women. The term “77 cents on the dollar” has become frequent in comedy skits and political campaigns, and research shows the disparity is even worse for women of color. Further murmurs of more far-reaching gendered economics have grown in the past decade, a financial discrimination that has been coined as “tax on women.” But what grounding does this “tax on women” really have? Does it exist, and can we see the evidence of it…

Strategic Plotting

Strategic Plotting

The Strategic Planning survey, we are told, is the venue where everyone’s voices are currently being heard and included. Question number seven of this democratic survey tells us that, “In a time of constrained resources, Connecticut College, like other colleges, must make difficult decisions about how best to use its funds.” We are to prioritize three of the 29 options that follow for “investing additional resources.” The options include each of the following: compensation for staff, adjunct faculty, tenured and tenure track faculty, improvements in facilities including residence halls and…

The Importance of Understanding Teach for America

The Importance of Understanding Teach for America

  Editor’s Note: Rob Jones ’17 is the 2015-2016 Chair of Academic Affairs for SGA, and is enrolled in the College’s teacher certification program. Taking Foundations of Education with Professor of Education Michael James marked a turning point for me at Conn. Halfway through my first year here, I was still adjusting to a new country and a new way of life (cliche, I’m aware). Through the readings of the renowned radical Brazilian educator and philosopher Paolo Freire, my mind was opened to the wonderful things that can happen in…

Slavic Studies and Music Departments Organize Three-Part Russian Arts Festival

Slavic Studies and Music Departments Organize Three-Part Russian Arts Festival

As the winter rolls in, the Slavic Studies Department has jumped into action, putting together a three-part Russian Arts and Music Festival. Tony Lin, a C3 Post-Doctoral Fellow, teaches Russian language and literature. He also has a passion for music, having received an undergraduate degree in piano performance. He teamed up with Wendy Moy, Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at the College. She and Lin share a common passion for both music and Russian: she teaches in the Music Department and studied Russian in college. The Lin-Moy team,…

Anonymous 4 Makes Themselves Known

Anonymous 4 Makes Themselves Known

Last Friday renowned a cappella group Anonymous 4 graced the stage of Evans Hall to a nearly packed house. Their name, which refers to the anonymous author of a treatise on music from the Middle Ages, harkens to the historical influence of their genre. Comprised of Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genesky, Susan Hellauer and Jacqueline Horner-Keiatek, the group sang an incredibly comprehensive and wide ranging program of songs from a variety of historical periods. While the program consisted mainly of medieval music, there were also some modern offerings later on, especially…

Language Fellows International Poetry Night

Language Fellows International Poetry Night

On Friday November 13th, Coffee Grounds was abuzz with many different language speakers. On this night, the cafe was almost at full capacity as foreign language enthusiasts and international students filled the cafe’s many couches and listened to fellow classmates and professors recite poetry during The International Poetry Night. Planned and run primarily by four Language Fellows: Glindys Luciano ’16 (Russian), Kevin Irakóze ’16 (French), Dominique D’Onofrio ’18 (Italian), and Esther Li ’18 (Japanese) , the night was filled with 22 passionate language learners who showcased poems in languages both…