Elizabeth Smith


Alumni to sell, ship flair to campus

For students on the hunt for a leopard-print tutu or a vintage denim jacket, Thriftbox — a new business launched last weekend by Will Lowry ’13 and Eric Wu ’13 — allows students to order a monthly box of clothing items delivered to campus for a monthly charge.

College launches redesigned Miniversity programming

Facing low enrollment and declining interest in teaching courses, the Collis Center for Student Involvement cancelled the majority of its spring Collis Miniversity course offerings. Instead of ending the program outright, however, the Center is launching a redesigned Miniversity, including events under the banner “Not Another Lecture Series.”

Hanlon’s spring class to dissect College budget

The 166-person program consists of five two-hour sessions that will run from April 2 to May 1. Hanlon, executive vice president and chief financial officer Rick Mills and vice president for finance Mike Wagner will lead the program. Several professors have been involved in planning discussions and will participate in a panel on the last day of the course, Hanlon said.


To meet new requirements, ASB participants host events

Participants in Alternative Spring Break trips have recently mobilized, hosting a dance party in Collis Common Ground and bake sales in Novack Cafe to raise money for program expenses. For the first time, this year the Tucker Foundation required each group to raise $300 toward the cost of its trip.


Jennifer Shepherd serves as Hanlon’s ‘gatekeeper’

Waking every morning at 4:30 a.m. to a day of phone calls and as many as one email per minute, Jennifer Shepherd is no stranger to handling busy lives. Shepherd, who in the past worked as an assistant to actor Will Smith, has served as College President Phil Hanlon’s administrative assistant since June.

Recruiting interview trips block students from class

In addition to juggling midterms, jobs and extracurricular activities, students participating in corporate recruiting are squeezing time out of their schedules to interview for internships, often bussing to Boston or New York.

Q&A with Jeff Sharlet: Russia's anti-gay legislation

spent my days talking to ordinary people and also activists, and at nights I would go out to the queer nightlife in Saint Petersburg and Moscow and talk to people there. In the day, it would be one kind of story of horror, and at night, another. And that was the most difficult part, that accumulation of such sorrow.

Students visit New York on Programming Board trip

While in New York on a Programming Board trip this weekend, Rebecca Burten ’16 asked a stranger in Times Square to take a picture of her and her friend, and he unexpectedly asked her to videotape his marriage proposal.