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Tuesday May 30th


Little library near Brower Student Center filled with books (Photo courtesy of Grace Murphy / Staff Writer).

Two students bring Free Little Libraries to the College

A pair of students at the College worked together to bring two free little libraries to campus, where students can donate or take books whenever they want. The libraries are located in between the Brower Student Center and the Social Sciences Building, and near the Campus Town bus stop, and are consistently filled with new books. 

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Barish’s seminar had many student and professor attendees. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Lea / Correspondent).

Biology alumna returns to share her research on genetics

Syndi Barish, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School, presented her research to the biology department as part of the Biology Seminar Series on March 24. Like the previous speaker, Barish is a recent graduate from the College and still sees it as a second home despite being away for so long. 

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(Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone / Photo Editor)

The College pulls plug on Google Drive for alumni

Connor Smith, a fall 2018 journalism and professional writing graduate, opened his College email on March 2, only to find that, by April 1, he would be losing his College Google Drive for good. He proceeded to scramble to save all of his important documents — from every college photo to a bunch of articles and projects. Smith, 25, may now work as a reporter at Barrons, but he still opens his College Google Drive occasionally. By tomorrow, he won’t be able to.

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Campus Police’s station is located on-campus, across the street from the softball field (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone/Photo Editor).

Stay safe out there! Helpful safety tips from Campus Police

The campus life of the College can be defined in many different ways: strolling through Alumni Grove, grabbing a bite to eat at the Brower Student Center, or even just snapping a picture of Green Hall for the thousandth time. But something students should be reminded of is that the campus is public, and while students may appreciate the endless amount of local people walking their dogs on the sidewalks, anyone can enter campus.  

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Admission rates at the College have gone up, raising questions about future student bodies (Photo courtesy of Erika Paredess/Staff Photographer).

An Interview with President Foster: The future for applying students

Historically, the low admission rates at the College have been a selling point to prospective students. Being conscious of how many students are being admitted is vital to national rankings which affects the College’s perceived prestige. It is also important to be conscious of the makeup of the student body to create an inclusive environment for every student. With the class of 2027 almost solidified, President Kathryn Foster is focusing on these issues that affect the future of the College. 

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Senior Zoe Talbot reading to students and faculty (Photo Courtesy of Alexandra Copeland).

Sigma Tau Delta reignites old tradition with the theme and reading of ‘Love’

“A dream is just a nightmare with lipstick,” read senior secondary education and English major Zoe Talbot before a group of attentive professors and students as they listened in awe. Sigma Tau Delta, a national English honors society, held a Valentine’s Day Read-a-Thon on Feb. 14 in the Bliss Hall lounge where guests enjoyed cookies, coffee and the sharing of literature. It is the day of love, and not just because it is Valentine’s Day.

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