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Winner of SwatTank announced

Winner of SwatTank announced

Brennan Klein ’14 won this year’s SwatTank — a competition designed to support entrepreneurship — for his business plan, Wall.it, a social consumer network. “Wall.it is an app/website, and it’s a way to give people free stuff, based on what they like,” said Klein. “What Wall.it offers merchants is a better, more targeted way to […]

Acceptance rate rises to 17% for class of 2018

Acceptance rate rises to 17% for class of 2018

The admissions decisions mailed out by the college last week mark a decrease in applications to the college and a dip in selectivity for the class of 2018. While applications from the college steadily increased from 6,547 in 2011 to 6,614 in 2013, this year the college received only 5,540 applications. The college has accepted […]

Genderfuck planners to refocus party around gender expression

Genderfuck planners to refocus party around gender expression

This year’s annual Genderfuck will be held Saturday, April 26 in Sharples Dining Hall. The main event will still be a party, but organizers say that the student body should move towards understanding Genderfuck primarily as an opportunity for students to play with their preconceived notions of gender. “This party will offer us a good […]

As colleges hire more admins, critics warn of bloat

As colleges hire more admins, critics warn of bloat

According to the college staff reports, in 2011 the college employed 699 full-time employees. Of these, according to Director of Institutional Research Robin Huntington Shores, 242 were full-time professional administrators, while only 162 were tenured and on-track faculty members at the college. Critics of higher education have pointed towards what they call “administrative bloat,” the […]

Two college offices to merge

Two college offices to merge

The Residential Life and Student Activities Offices will be merged in the coming school year to create an Office of Student Engagement. Rachel Head, currently the assistant dean of residential life, will preside over the joined functions as assistant dean and director of student engagement, and current Student Activities Coordinator Mike Elias will serve under […]

StuCo and WSRN to share office

StuCo and WSRN to share office

After conversations with the managers of WSRN, Campus Council has obtained the back room of the WSRN station on the fourth floor of Parrish to use as an office space. Use of the large WSRN room will alternate between the two groups. “As the representative body of students, CamCo was looking to have a space: […]

Political science department hires two adjunct professors

Political science department hires two adjunct professors

Next year, the political science department will welcome two visiting professors to support its tenure-track staff while several professors go on leave and the college decreases teaching loads. The political science department, which has nine official professors handling around 100 prospective majors, will use the adjuncts to teach introductory and core courses. This strategy helps […]