Month: March 2010

Assessing the Gaudino option

As Professor of Mathematics Ed Burger prepares to end his tenure as Gaudino Scholar at the close of the semester, he will do so having recently passed his most large-scale initiative, as the faculty voted last week to institute the Gaudino grading option.

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Student assaulted by visitor in Fitch

According to a report from Campus Safety and Security, a visitor from another college broke into Fitch early on Saturday morning. At 1:27 a.m., Security received “several reports of a white male entering rooms and threatening students,” said the report.

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Committees authorize permanent director of writing programs position

In a recent decision recommended by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Committee and supported by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP), the current interim writing coordinator position has been converted into a permanent position to be known as the director of writing programs.

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SophomOrientation returns for second year with tighter budget

SophomOrientation, a program started this academic year to help sophomores better acclimate to life as upperclassmen, will occur again next year after receiving support and funding from College administration.

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Retirement incentive program announced

Today, the College announced the details of a one-time voluntary early retirement program that aims to reduce spending in a time of budget cuts across the board.

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College to implement gender-neutral housing next year

Gender-neutral housing and penalty-free neighborhood swaps have joined the quiet housing option as recommendations from the Neighborhood Review Committee (NRC) that are being implemented for next year’s student housing.

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QSU plans revamp of Queer Bash

On March 9, the Queer Student Union (QSU) Queer Bash Planning Subcommittee convened to discuss potential changes to the biannual dance. Going forward, there will be a number of adjustments made to create a fun but also respectful atmosphere.

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Search for minority counselor proposed

For several years, members of the College’s psychological counseling services have hoped to hire a minority counselor; this year, as a result of a student-driven initiative, the proposal has once again come under serious discussion.

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Mezze plans relocation from Water St. address

Mezze Bistro and Bar, a restaurant that has served patrons at 16 Water Street for 14 years, will be moving to 777 Cold Spring Rd. – former location of popular dining spot Jae’s Inn – around June 1, according to The North Adams Transcript (“Mezze is moving to former Jae’s location,” March 9, 2010).

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Jamie Neal ’11, passes away at home at age 21

Jamie Neal ’11 passed away suddenly on March 10 at her home in Duxbury, Mass at the age of 21.

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