Articles by: Grant Alenson

BIPR report gives bias incident statistics

BIPR report gives bias incident statistics

On Monday, November 16, the Bias Incident Prevention and Response Team (BIPR) released its report from September, October, and November. According to the email report, the BIPR Team’s efforts include “working with community members when reports are made, developing campus responses to incidents of bias and/or hate, facilitating dialogues and awareness opportunities, and informing the campus of bias incident reports.” […]

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Administration makes changes to keycard policy

Administration makes changes to keycard policy

The Office of Campus Life sent a campus-wide email on Wednesday, November 4 outlining the changes in keycard access to residence halls. Student key cards have historically granted access to all dorms until 1:00 a.m. on the weekends, and to one’s own dorm 24/7. The controversial change in keycard access has moved the 1:00 a.m. access of all dorms to […]

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Administration, Security respond to pulled fire alarms

Administration, Security respond to pulled fire alarms

Since the beginning of the academic year, there have been approximately 40 incidents of fire alarms going off in residence halls, according to Security reports. Some of those have been due to relatively harmless catalysts, such as burnt toast, hair spray, and candles. However, out of those 40 incidents, nearly 20 have been related to pull stations, and deemed “non-accidental” by […]

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Changes in NESCAC admissions policies

In the past couple of weeks, multiple NESCAC schools have implemented changes in their application processes. The past decade has seen a hostile reaction against U.S. college admissions testing. Many people consider it unfair that schools require standardized test scores, because often times students have test scores that don’t adequately reflect their academic performance. This can discourage students from applying […]

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Diversity task force announced

A new task force will work to create a set of recommendations on diversity and inclusion to share with President Greene by the end of the academic year. Associate Professor of Spanish Betty Sasaki and Vice President for College and Student Advancement Dan Lugo were recently named the co-chairs of the task force. Sasaki and Lugo will aim to achieve […]

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NESCACs take on new projects

This week in the NESCAC, money is on the mind. Williams College and Bowdoin College have seen great returns on their endowments and some are partaking in construction projects. Williams has been facilitating talks about construction projects on their campuses and the surrounding areas. According to The Williams Record, the College has undertaken a collection of renovation and new construction projects that […]

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Katherine Boo announced as 2015 Lovejoy recipient

Katherine Boo announced as 2015 Lovejoy recipient

On August 28, the College announced Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo as the 2015 recipient of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. The award, established in 1952, honors a member of the journalism profession who continues Elijah Parish Lovejoy’s ’26 heritage of fearlessness and courage in the media. Katherine Boo is a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of […]

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