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Trinity faces concert controversy

This week in NESCAC news, Trinity College has erupted over their Spring Concert headliner, Action Bronson. Heading into last week, Trinity College was preparing to announce the performers for their annual Spring Concert. This year, Action Bronson, a professional chef turned rapper was hired. Upon hearing this many students at the college turned to social media to condemn the rapper […]

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NESCAC News

NESCAC News

In the past week, various NESCAC schools have evaluated Title IX policies, new and innovative majors, and commitment to political awareness. This week at Wesleyan University, a tenured Classical Studies professor filed a complaint against the University. The professor was allegedly sexually harassed by another professor from 2012 until 2014, who has faced nine counts of sex and disability discrimination […]

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NESCAC Colleges evaluate academic integrity

NESCAC Colleges evaluate academic integrity

In the past week, various NESCAC schools have demonstrated both their interest in politics and  their commitment to upholding academic integrity. As part of Tufts University’s Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, former moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” David Gregory lectured on the intersection between media and politics in today’s world. In his talk, he articulated that the harsh backlash […]

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NESCACs explore diversity issues

NESCACs explore diversity issues

Schools across the NESCAC hosted lectures and participated in discussions about race, inclusion, and diversity this past week as part of Black History Month. On Monday, February 8, according to the Spectator, Hamilton College welcomed award-winning author Claudia Rankine to speak about her 2014 book Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine’s book is a powerful compilation of poetry, prose, and images […]

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Amherst changes school mascot

Amherst changes school mascot

This week’s NESCAC news was dominated by Amherst College’s decision to abandon their longtime mascot, Lord Jeffery Amherst, the namesake of both the town and the college itself. Amherst College, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, has decided to do away with their current unofficial mascot, the “Lord Jeffs”, named for Lord Jeffery Amherst, a commander during the Seven-Year’s War. Recently, letters […]

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Trinity students shot by paintballs

Trinity students shot by paintballs

Trinity College Campus Safety and the Hartford Police Department are conducting an investigation after several students have been shot by paintballs fired from a moving vehicle in past weeks. It is currently believed that all of shootings have been by the same group of Hartford locals. The attacks have been taking place all around the city, at a student owned […]

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NESCACs work to reform campus-wide policies

NESCACs work to reform campus-wide policies

In the past week, the NESCAC has been full of excitement, ranging from educational reform to campus security issues. At Bowdoin College students are calling for heightened security after a string of break-ins. There have been multiple reported break-ins and sexual assaults at Bowdoin’s senior apartments. The students have taken action starting a Facebook group for members of the Bowdoin […]

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NESCACs respond to Mizzou

NESCACs respond to Mizzou

In response to the protests that took place last week at the University of Missouri, student activism has ignited at colleges and universities across the country. Many schools within the NESCAC have joined the call to action as well, standing in solidarity with Missouri in order to cast a spotlight on issues of race, social class, and sexual violence. According […]

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New policies in NESCAC

New policies in NESCAC

  This past week schools in the NESCAC have seen everything from educational reform, to a school wide lock down due to a potential shooter on campus. Connecticut College has continued its work to reform their educational system by putting a new system in place called “Connections” which will begin in the fall of 2016. Connections is a new look […]

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NESCACs debate finances

NESCACs debate finances

Across the NESCAC, campuses have been debating the benefits and drawbacks of divestment. Most recently, Middlebury’s campus has been abuzz following multiple op-eds in The Middlebury Campus centered on the issue of divestment. Closer to home, newly inaugurated President Clayton S. Rose announced that Bowdoin’s comprehensive tuition fee will be $61,354, surpassing $60,000 for the first time in the history […]

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