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Greek Life: not all it is cracked up to be

September 4, 2011


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By Gabriella Fleming-Shemer Contributing Writer This past week I went through two rounds of rush before confirming the idea that sorority life isn’t for me. I don’t want to insult any members or potential new members of sororities on campus because rushing gave me the opportunity to hear ab...

Themed housing is not just for first-years

September 2, 2011


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By Amanda Ayers Opinions Editor On a whim this past spring, I submitted an application to live on the “Athena” residence hall. Created by the lovely Liz Yale ’12, this living space was set aside exclusively for young women wanting to discover and engage the rest of the University about the r...

Campus encourages new green initiatives

September 2, 2011


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By Ashley Miller Contributing Writer The “green” movement has been big on campus during the last few years. This year, the University has a new plan to make the campus even more eco-friendly. Upperclassmen will remember that last year, Bostwick Marketplace provided trays for student use eve...

Orientation is more than just a memory

September 2, 2011


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By Jen Lassen Contributing Writer My arrival to the University on Aug. 19 can be described by many words but summed up in one: excitement. This word describes exactly how I felt on the first, second, third, fourth and fifth days of the wonderful New Student Orientation Program experienced by all ...

Editorial: Textbook purchasing opportunities lead to confusion

September 2, 2011


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Buying and selling textbooks is an age-old dilemma that every college student faces multiple times in his or her academic career. When we were first-years, some of us were neither intelligent nor motivated enough to research alternate options for textbooks. Therefore, when we bought our textbooks, we...

Editorial: Hazing

April 28, 2011


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The University's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (SAE) has been accused of hazing and illegal alcohol and drug use. The University, which claims to have accumulated substantial evidence against SAE, is threatening the chapter with either suspension from the University or criminal charges. We...

Letter to the Editor: Fraternities recognize recycling inefficiency, vow to improve

April 27, 2011


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To the editor: On behalf of the Interfraternitiy Council and 12 fraternity presidents on campus, we would like to formally recognize our current deficiencies in our recycling practices on campus as organizations. We firmly stand in improving our attitude and behavior towards proper waste mitigation and se...

Large donation creates variety of opportunities

April 26, 2011


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By Pranav Sehgal Opinions Editor Recently, William Morrow ’70 and his wife Madeline have committed $6 million in support of the University. This contribution will provide funding to the Academic West and to “University strategic priorities,” President John Bravman said. The funding wil...

Documentation confirms Presidential birth in the U.S.

April 26, 2011


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By Pranav Sehgal Opinions Editor Recently, the White House released an official version of President Obama’s birth certificate after Donald Trump, a prospective Republican Party Presidential candidate, had questioned whether or not President Obama was born in the United States. Obama, sounding greatly anno...

Letter to the Editor: Social media restrictions inhibit freedom

April 24, 2011


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To the editor, The University has recently asserted the right to tell all employees how to use their own personal Facebook accounts.  Last Wednesday, Vice President for Communications Pete Mackey posted "Social Media Guidelines for All Personnel" to the Message Center directing our attention to...

Editorial: The Greg Mortenson Dilemma

April 21, 2011


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In the past week, allegations have surfaced accusing best-selling author Greg Mortenson of fabricating parts of his book “Three Cups of Tea” and mismanaging funds intended for his nonprofit organization. This controversy is making the University confront two difficult questions: first, whether the...

Letter to the Editor: IFC supports sorority declaration

April 20, 2011


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To the Editor: When the seven sorority presidents made a public declaration at an Interfraternity Council meeting vocalizing their discontent with offensive party themes on campus, it was a laudable display of courage on their part to challenge the status quo of the campus climate. On behalf of the...

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