Students attend CC meeting dressed as Papa Smurf after cartoon character elected

During the College Council (CC) elections last week, Papa Smurf received nine write-in votes for the class of 2021 representative – more votes than three of the students actually elected. In response, some students drafted a resolution that CC ultimately passed, outlined a “Blue New Deal” – which did not pass – and dressed up as Papa Smurf for the first CC meeting.

Centering inclusiveness in the College’s educational mission: A call for renewed attention to issues of minority faculty and staff well-being

With the recent leaves of Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Kai Green ’07 and Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Love, the College’s need to foster an inclusive environment to support faculty and staff from all backgrounds and of all identities has become ever more apparent. This concern has been long-standing; the Faculty-Staff Initiative (FSI) Report in 2009 centered the retention of faculty and staff of color as a pressing issue.