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Jose Carmena discusses human brain research

February 17, 2011

By Katherine Schotz Contributing Writer Technology is able to create a sensory swarm in the brain, and neurons can stimulate to act as if there was a reality in front of them through both correct isolation of the neurons and training of the subject, said a prominent neuorscientist who has been condu...

Panel focuses on current Egyptian crisis

February 17, 2011

By Eliza Macdonald Contributing Writer The Griot Institute for Africana Studies held an open panel focusing on the current situation in Egypt on Feb. 17. Panel members agreed that “Egypt will embark on a new road.” In January of this year, Egyptian citizens inspired by Tunisian revolts, protested rising leve...

Rwandan hero urges student action against injustice

February 17, 2011

By Olivia Seecof Writer After witnessing the Rwandan genocide right in front of his eyes, Rwandan native, hotel manager and hero Paul Rusesabagina stated that the world closes their eyes to the problems of the world that surrounds them, and it is time that we chose to fight back but not with weapons...

Senior gift installed in Elaine Langone Center

February 17, 2011

By Mike McPhee Managing Editor The class gift from this year's outgoing seniors won't be formally unveiled until a traditional champagne toast in April, but it is already attracting attention from students who pass through the new student lounge in the Elaine Langone Center (ELC) . The Senior Class C...

Comprehensive fee increases next year

February 16, 2011

By Rob Duffy Editor-in-Chief The new comprehensive fee for the 2011-12 school year will be estimated at $54,240, the University announced in a letter sent to parents last week. This figure is comprised of $43,628 for tuition, an estimated $10,374 for room and board (which varies depending on the type of h...

Library adds film editing laboratory

February 10, 2011

By Nicole Briggs Contributing Writer A new digital video editing lab has opened in the Ellen Clark Bertrand Library. Before this lab was added, students looking to edit their films only had a few computers on the main level of the library available. These computers were usually in use by students who...

Class of 2014 welcomed as alumni

February 10, 2011

By Eliza Macdonald Contributing Writer The class of 2014 celebrated First Night last Friday night in Rooke Chapel. “It was a lot more fun than I expected it to be. I wasn’t expecting the class to go along with it. The fact that the class cared made the work we put into it worth it,” said ...

Hero of 'Hotel Rwanda' to visit campus Tuesday

February 10, 2011

By Rob Duffy Editor-in-Chief Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan humanitarian and inspiration for the Academy Award-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda,” will speak about the lasting implications of the 1994 Rwandan genocide when he visits the University next Tuesday. Rusesabagina will give a lecture entitled ...

University hosts JETS competition for first time

February 10, 2011

By Katherine Schotz Contributing Writer The University hosted the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) competition on Feb. 15. There were six regional area high schools that participated in the two-part event. The students competed first in an 80-question multiple choice team test followed...

LGBT activist speaker

February 10, 2011

By Carleen Boyer Contributing Writer "Professional bisexual" Robyn Ochs visited the University on Tuesday to discuss the topic of bisexuality in our culture today. Ochs, who has been bisexual for 35 years, focused on many different aspects of sexuality, discussing the research of Alfred Kinsey, Fritz Klei...

Sex & Soul on Love and the Hookup

February 10, 2011

By Oleysa Minina Contributing Writer Casual sex and a "hook-up culture" are prevalent on most college campuses, but many students find themselves feeling confused or lonely amidst this culture, said a visiting professor and author on Sunday. Donna Freitas, a professor of religion at Boston College wh...

Football scholarships postponed by council

February 10, 2011

By Erin Kircher Contributing Writer This past December, the Patriot League Council of Presidents deferred their decision regarding football financial aid to two years from now. While the schools included in the Patriot League are allowed to offer athletic merit aid to the League’s 22 other sports, ...

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