Articles by: Peg Schreiner

Robert Redford announced as 2015 commencement speaker

Vice President and Secretary of the College C. Andrew McGadney announced in a press release on Tuesday, March 17 that actor and filmmaker Robert Redford will deliver the Class of 2015’s commencement address. The 194th Commencement ceremony is set to take place on Miller Lawn on Sunday, May 24. Redford, 78, is most notable for his film career. After leaving […]

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Bates students stage protest following faculty restructuring

On Feb. 25, the student Representative Assembly at Bates College passed a vote of no confidence towards their administration. The vote, directed specifically at President Clayton Spencer and Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Josh McIntosh, comes after an increase in students’ frustration with a lack of transparency in the administration. This issue was brought to the […]

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Former President Bro Adams announces national initiative

Former College President and current Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) William “Bro” Adams recently announced a new national education initiative. The initiative is called ‘The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square’, and aims to deepen the nation’s understanding of the important role that the humanities play in our daily life. According to its website, […]

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Ken-A-Set shop says goodbye

The Ken-A-Set thrift shop, which opened for business in Waterville since the 1970s, permanently ceased operations on Feb. 22. The closing was announced after increasing competition between local thrift stores made the business unsustainable. In recent years, Ken-A-Set began operating in collaboration with Skills Inc. of St. Alban’s, which, according to its website, is a non-profit organization “that helps adults […]

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Wesleyan: DKE Fraternity files lawsuit, ten students hospitalized for Molly overdose

On Feb. 19, members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity at Wesleyan University announced a lawsuit against their school. The lawsuit, according to a DKE press release, accuses the University’s administration of “discrimination, misrepresentation, and deceptive practices” in their attempts to coeducate the fraternity’s house. The claims made by the Gamma Phi Chapter came after the administration chose to […]

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International News Brief: Denmark shooting and Charlie Hedbo

On Sunday Feb. 15, police in Copenhagen, Denmark fatally shot a man they believed to have perpetrated two fatal attacks earlier that weekend. According to The New York Times, he suspect is estimated to have fired 30 shots Saturday on a café that was hosting a discussion about the January terror attack in Paris, in which 12 people were killed […]

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Campus celebrates first snow day since 1998

Campus celebrates first snow day since 1998

Students rejoiced on Mayflower Hill after receiving an email from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jim Terhune announcing that classes and athletic practices would be cancelled Tuesday, January 27 due to a severe winter snowstorm. The storm, deemed “Juno” by meteorologists, ended the College’s 17-year streak of no class cancellations due to weather. In light of […]

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Quarry Road gears up for winter 2014

Quarry Road gears up for winter 2014

Quarry Road, the year-round recreation area a mere half-mile from campus, is beginning to gear up for its winter season. While road races and wellness fairs characterize summers at Quarry Road, winters bring opportunities for cross-country skiers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The 200-plus acres have attracted both the Waterville and Colby community since the 1930s, when it consisted mostly of […]

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This week in NESCAC news: Bates College cancels Halloween tradition

In the past week, NESCAC schools have made many changes, from improved policies to new campus programs. Following Amherst College’s lead from a few weeks ago, in which the administration implemented strategies to increase awareness of Title IX policies on campus, Bowdoin College announced proposed changes to their own sexual assault policies. The school plans to add a gender-based violence […]

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