Students on financial aid face uncertainty as College transitions to online learning

In the days following the College’s announcement that it will move to remote learning, students receiving financial aid faced uncertainty as they prepared to return home without the resources available to them on campus. 

When Megan Siedman ’20 heard the news, she immediately went to Weston Hall to figure out how online learning would affect her aid package. Like many students, administrators in the Office of Financial Aid were also scrambling, and the first 48 hours after the announcement were filled with confusion.

Ephs discuss U.S. state stereotypes

“I feel like a lot of people think that the only places that exist in real life are New York, Massachusetts and California,” said Maximillian Peters ’23, one of the two current Ephs from South Dakota. “And when it comes to places like South Dakota, on the rare occasions they contemplate their existence, it’s always in the abstract. But actually, people live there!”

Asian American Studies begins faculty hiring process

Last spring, the committee on appointments and promotions (CAP) approved the creation of two new tenure-line positions in Asian American studies (AAS), and the search to fill one of these positions in the American Studies department began this fall. The search committee, led by Professor of American Studies Dorothy Wang, selected four finalists out of more than 40 applicants.

OIDEI searches for Dialogue Facilitator

Over the summer, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OIDEI) posted an opening for the newly created position of Dialogue Facilitator. According to the College’s website, the position calls for “a visionary leader to grow and manage restorative practices and support mediation efforts in our community.” While the position has yet to be filled, OIDEI is currently reviewing applications and hopes to make a hire as soon as possible.

College voting data spurs renewed push for registrations

Last week, the College released its first student voting report from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), an organization which studies voter registration and turnout on college campuses around the country. The data showed increases in student voting participation  between 2014 and 2018 that are attributable to various registration efforts on campus, more of which are currently ongoing this fall.