Students, faculty spar over free speech, speaker invitations

Last Wednesday, Nico Perrino, Steven Gerrard and Luana Maroja responded to student questions surrounding their positions on free speech at the College. ARRINGTON LUCK/NEWS EDITOR

The Society for Conservative Thought hosted a panel and discussion last Wednesday surrounding issues of campus free speech and expression, titled “Considering the Case for Campus Free Expression.” Sponsored by the political science department and the Class of 1971 Public Affairs Forum, the panel consisted of Associate Professor of Biology Luana Maroja, Professor of Philosophy Steven Gerrard and Communications Director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Nico Perrino.

Mary-Claire King to deliver commencement address

This year’s commencement speaker, Mary-Claire King (left), discovered BRCA1, and baccalaureate speaker, Ophelia Dahl (right), co-founded Partners In Health. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARY-CLAIRE KING AND OPHELIA DAHL.

College Council probes potential OSL influence in treasurer election

College Council (CC) is currently looking into an email sent to all club sport athletes regarding the CC treasurer election and club sport funding by Kris Hoey, the assistant director for student organizations and clubs sport in the Office of Student Life (OSL), which some on CC believe may have influenced the outcome of the election. 

Hoey’s email did not explicitly support either candidate. The email, however, was read by some on CC as an implicit endorsement for the then-sailing club treasurer Jamie Vaccaro ’21.

Dining Services introduces reusable takeout boxes

In recent weeks, the College has switched from compostable paper takeout boxes to reusable plastic takeout boxes at the dining facilities in Paresky.  

In 2010, with $5,000 from College Council, dining services began providing takeout boxes for students in Whitman’s, Lee Snack Bar and ’82 Grill.