Why we left the Davis Center: Systemic neglect and structural changes

In the past two months, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leticia Haynes, Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement Bilal Ansari and President Maud S. Mandel, among others, have presented a narrative of “structural changes” that have taken place at the Davis Center (DC). According to this narrative, the positions that previously existed at the DC have been reimagined to create new roles with substantially different responsibilities.

This nonner is a goner: a day on the College’s wrestling team

In hopes of better understanding the one-third of student body who actually know what goes on at “lift,” I decided to see if I, an unathletically-inclined Record editor, could walk a day in an athlete’s sweat-soaked shoes. In the words of NARP hero Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek, I was determined “to boldly go where no [nonner] has gone before.”

Graduate student explores legacy of public art on campus

Walking toward Currier Quad on a warm day, one might see children climbing on the statuesque eyes embedded in the hill around the walkway, or possibly someone sitting on one of the eyes as they read. These moments of interaction between humanity and artwork are simple yet significant; they touch on the unique and multi-dimensional relationship between an artwork and its audience.

Brandon Hilfer ’20 writes opera for senior music thesis

Podcast Editor Tali Natter sat down with Brandon Hilfer ’20 to learn more about his music thesis, an original opera titled “Actaeon, or the Hunter,” adapted from a story in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” The piece will be performed May 9 at 7:30 pm in The Directing Studio.

Music professor Zachary Wadsworth’s album nominated for JUNO Award

At this year’s JUNO awards, Assistant Professor of Music Zachary Wadsworth’s album When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio has been nominated for the category “Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.” The album comes at the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I, and it was recorded live at Vancouver’s St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

Word on the Quad

What are you most looking forward to this spring? “For my skin to stop being so dry and crusty.” – Carlos Cabrera-Lomelí ’20

“Grabbing a meal with you 😉 unix: adm3.”  – Afoma Maduegbuna ’21

“For the sun to come out!”  – Harrison Toll ’22

“I’m really looking forward to sun and being able to play soccer outside again!” – Ashlyn Oh ’23