On Thursday, April 21, this year’s VOICES Reading Series ended with a poetry reading from Linda Bierds, professor of English at University of Washington and author of First Hand. Bierds read poems from several of her collections and ended with more recent work, sequencing her reading in order to convey “the arc of [her] career.”
The First Responders Network, Programs Board, and Walden Behavioral Health worked together to bring Walk a Mile In Her Shoes (WAM) to St. Mary’s on April 3. WAM is a walkathon where men raise money to combat sexualized violence by walking a mile in high heels. Proceeds went to Walden’s crisis program and the College’s First Responder’s Network. Above, students and Assistant Vice President for Academic Services Lenny Howard walk around the track.
On March 9, the Facing Fences project and the Campus Community Farm held a screening of Fresh, a film on agriculture and the food system in the U.S.
During their General Session on Feb. 26, the Board of Trustees approved a six percent increase for tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for the 2011-2012 academic year in a decision that Board of Trustees Chair Molly Mahoney Matthews described as following a “difficult discussion.”
In addition to tuition increases, there were several developments during the Board of Trustees’ third quarterly meeting on Feb. 26.
Though the Nest has not always been a popular late-night weekend hotspot, last semester saw extraordinarily high attendance, leading to a volatile situation that recently resulted in its temporary closing.
“Farmers should be respected just like doctors and lawyers,” said Meredith Epstein, ‘08, at a presentation she gave with fellow alum Guy Kilpatric, ‘09, on the successes both have found as part of a growing movement of young farmers in the United States.
Imagine your favorite professor is planning on retiring and she or he has the chance to impart one last bit of wisdom.
Students returning to campus from winter break were welcomed back by an artificial ice rink event on Saturday, Jan. 22. Hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) and Programs Board, the event was planned as a fun and unexpected way to start off the semester.
Concerns over a tuition increase, budgeting, and the availability of scholarships dominated the conversation at the Board of Trustees’ second quarterly meeting of the academic year.