Student Assembly Senate sees reform

When Student Assembly president Nick Harrington ’17 and vice president Sally Portman ’17 ran for election last spring, they campaigned on a promise to reform student government ...

Artist Eric Van Hove begins Montgomery Fellowship

January 20, 2017 12:34am

Last week, artist Eric Van Hove began his term as this winter’s Montgomery Fellow. His work as a conceptual artist was introduced to the College last year when the Hood Museum bought “V12 Laraki,” a sculpture that is a replica of Mercedes-Benz’s engine.

The house communities will host seminars for residents.

House communities offer faculty-led seminars

January 20, 2017 12:15pm

This week marks the beginning of a series of mini-seminars hosted by the house communities. Each house community will offer several seminars on various topics, such as climate change, emotional intelligence and exploring autobiography through comic books. Dean of the College and current initiative leader Rebecca Biron said the mini-seminars aim to provide opportunities for intellectual engagement outside the classroom. “The idea is that they will be informal, low-stakes and brief and will allow faculty, staff and students to think together through a topic that they may not have a chance to work on together in the formal classroom,” she said. South House professor Kathryn Lively said in an email statement that the mini-seminars offer a more casual way for students to interact with their peers and faculty. As the program is being offered by the residential housing system, participating faculty members were divided up by house.

After an unusually warm day, the majority of the snow melted on the Green.

Students plan snow sculpture despite cancellation

January 19, 2017 10:31pm

After learning that the Winter Carnival Council would not be building the traditional snow sculpture this year, Mercedes de Guardiola ’17 reached out to fellow students to build their own sculpture, saying that she wanted to keep the tradition alive.