Month: September 2017

On “being the best:” Recognizing the potential and value of all in the community

The recommendations of David Kane ’88 in his op-ed last week (“What does it mean to be the best?: An alum considers the relative importance of admission criteria,” Sept. 20,…

Read More Arrow

Changing the first-gen student narrative: Dean Rosanna Ferro reflects on tenure at the College ahead of move to Ithaca

“I remember looking out the window and seeing cows,” Rosanna Reyes Ferro, associate dean of the College and dean of first-generation initiatives, said of her first trip to the Purple…

Read More Arrow

Former IT specialist, psych Ph.D. explores implicit cognition

What started as a decision to take a psychology course on a whim during his sophomore year of college became a life-long passion for Jeremy Cone, assistant professor of psychology.…

Read More Arrow

Redefining ‘the best’: Clarifying the College’s mission

The recent opinion piece by David Kane ’88, “What Does It Mean to be the Best?” (Sept. 20, 2017), is based on two premises that are, to be charitable, retrograde…

Read More Arrow

Football improves to 2-0 with 24-7 victory over Colby

After breaking a 13-game losing streak in its season opener, football (2–0) topped Colby 24-7 on Saturday in Waterville, Maine. The team has now won two consecutive games for the…

Read More Arrow

‘Viceroy’s House’ provides subtext for more humane policy

The year is 1947. Britain, having just exited World War II, lacks the manpower to maintain its foot-hold in an India teeming with civil unrest. In a sharp departure from…

Read More Arrow

Standing with all of our students: Faculty and staff unite against quantifying human value

It sounds so easy: Drop a few dozen mostly low-income and minority students, admit more students with very high SAT scores and voila! Excellence achieved. Who needs a whole admissions…

Read More Arrow

Goodrich reopens in Dodd

After weeks of set-up, Goodrich Coffee Bar opened its doors in the Dodd dining room on Sept. 20. Colloquially referred to as “Doddrich,” Goodrich has reopened with slightly altered hours…

Read More Arrow

The importance of orientation for athletes: Emphasizing the merits of TeamEph

I was disappointed to read last week’s op-ed “No team in TeamEph: How orientation can divide us” (Sept. 20. 2017). As a coach and former student-athlete at the College –…

Read More Arrow

College hires Ric Grefé as part of pilot design-thinking program

This fall, the College hired Richard Grefé as the Design Thinker in Residence as part of three-year design thinking pilot. The College’s design thinking program, which has been in ongoing…

Read More Arrow