Faculty Talk Policy, Articles and Lunch at March Plenary

By Will DiGravio

March 9, 2016


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At the monthly plenary faculty meeting on March 4, the faculty discussed a proposal to create an open-access repository at the College. The proposal was presented by Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Svea Closser on behalf of the Open Access Working Group and the Faculty Council. A...

Faculty Talks Requirements and Pass/D/Fail Option

By Philip Bohlman

November 12, 2015


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On Friday, the faculty convened for their monthly plenary session to discuss the Cultures and Civilizations Distribution Requirement, the expiration of the Pass/D/Fail option in Dec. 31, 2015 and student mental health. In attendance were roughly 80 faculty. Per committee bylaws, select students were...

Students Dismissed from Faculty Meeting

Students Dismissed from Faculty Meeting

By Claire Abbadi

November 12, 2015


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At the monthly plenary faculty meeting on Friday, Nov. 6, the faculty discussed proposed changes to the Cultures and Civilizations requirement and student participation in the Pass/D/Fail system, but when the conversation shifted to student stress, the faculty voted 45-33 to move into an executive session. Faculty...

Matthews Talks Economics and Marxist Ideals

By Katie Schott

May 7, 2014


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On Tuesday, April 29, Twilight Auditorium was filled to capacity by 4:30, the start time for the Inaugural Lecture “The Case for Marx,” given by Christian A. Johnson Professor of Economics and Department Chair Peter Matthews.  Jim Ralph, Dean of Faculty Development and Research, had to turn away...

Yeaton Receives Appreciation Award

By Ellie Reinhardt

May 7, 2014


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A ceremony was held this past Tuesday in Crossroads café to honor Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Dana Yeaton with the Marjorie Lamberti Faculty Appreciation Award. The annual award was initiated by the SGA as an opportunity to recognize those faculty members who have made an impact on the College. The...

Power Couples

Power Couples

By Emilie Munson

March 19, 2014


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As students, we live our lives in proximity to our peers, and thus have the opportunity to see them not only in an intellectual environment, but also in the social sphere. We see our friends on dining hall dates, at Atwater parties, on long walks to the organic farm, and “studying” in the library...

College Grants Tenure to Four

By Viviana Altamirano

January 22, 2014


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At the December 2013 Board of Trustees meeting, Professor of Philosophy Lorraine Besser-Jones, Professor of Economics Nicholas Muller, Professor of French William Poulin-Deltour, and Professor of Political Science Amy Yuen were promoted from assistant professors to the rank of associate professor without limit of...

Poll Seeks Info on Attendance

By Emily Singer

December 4, 2013


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During the week of Nov. 18, prior to Thanksgiving break, the Faculty Council, in consultation with members of the administration, sent a survey to all faculty with the goal of learning about pre-vacation attendance policies across the College. Classes are typically held on the Monday and Tuesday before...

Spotlight on Engaged Learning

By Nate Sans

November 20, 2013


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On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Educational Affairs Committee (EAC) organized a panel on project-based and experiential learning at the College. Faculty members from an array of academic departments presented on hands-on teaching and learning techniques they have employed in their own classrooms. Albert...

Staff Award Recipients Revealed

By Nate Sans

October 30, 2013


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Four staff members at the College were honored with Staff Recognition Awards last week. This year’s award recipients were selected by the 2012 Staff Recognition Award winners based on recommendations from colleagues praising their service to the College in leadership, stewardship, attitude and community...

Professor Talks Greatness on Constitution Day

By Joe Flaherty

September 25, 2013


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Does the Constitution make America a great nation? On Thursday, James W. Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, made the case in a lecture for the Constitution as the wellspring of American greatness. Professor of Political Science Murray Dry introduced Ceaser, explaining...

Five New Professors Join Science Staff

By Toby Aicher

September 18, 2013


Filed under Arts & Academics

It can be intimidating to step into a professor’s office. With complex computer algorithms scribbled on black boards and overflowing shelves filled with worn books, the causes of intimidation are vast. Speaking with PhDs about their area of specialty and intense focus can be a daunting experience for...

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