Archive for Columns

I want accent walls — and a voice

I want accent walls — and a voice

Posted On: February 12, 2015

While I cannot speak for all students at the College, a poll or survey of some kind can. [...]

50 shades of coercion: the danger of romanticizing abuse

50 shades of coercion: the danger of romanticizing abuse

Posted On: February 12, 2015

On college campuses, where sexual assault is already an underlying problem, attitudes such as these make it even [...]

The good, the bad and the honest: the College’s full history

The good, the bad and the honest: the College’s full history

Posted On: February 09, 2015

We must move beyond Murray’s one-dimensional mythologizing and seek a nuanced history. We must remember the whole of [...]

Seeking a secular community

Seeking a secular community

Posted On: February 09, 2015

This campus, and really that of every college, needs active and inclusive secular organizations — ones that encourage [...]

Exempting for religious beliefs, encouraging outbreaks

Exempting for religious beliefs, encouraging outbreaks

Posted On: February 05, 2015

Protection of religious freedom and the right to raise your child are important values, but basic safety must [...]

Raising school standards

Raising school standards

Posted On: February 05, 2015

Since the State of the Union, the conversation regarding educational policy has mostly centered on President Obama’s community [...]

The real environmental effort: accounting for our apathy

The real environmental effort: accounting for our apathy

Posted On: February 02, 2015

It’s not that students don’t care about the environment; it’s that they just aren’t motivated enough to make [...]

Correction or compassion?

Correction or compassion?

Posted On: February 02, 2015

Although it is vital that schools have a strong and uniform disciplinary policy to prevent reports of sexual [...]

Promoting a political campus

Promoting a political campus

Posted On: January 29, 2015

Maybe 2015 isn’t the biggest year for politics. Okay, so it definitely isn’t. Despite its lack of major [...]

Building a better college

Building a better college

Posted On: January 26, 2015

The Construction Master Plan would greatly solidify the campus’ neo-Georgian aesthetic palate while improving educational and social facilities. [...]