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Chelsie Derman


(Photo courtesy of Stephanie Shen/ Photo Editor)
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Breakdown of the College’s financial situation, including the debt

At the moment, the College is $358.6 million in debt, but should students, faculty and staff be alarmed by the terribly high number? According to Treasurer and Vice President Lloyd Ricketts, the College has the debt under control — and they’ve had it well under control since before Covid-19.  Yet, that does not mean the College can overlook its financial challenges, which extends into a whole new conversation. 

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The solar panels currently under construction are just one example of the work that the ESC is doing (Elizabeth Gladstone / Staff Photographer).
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The College ESC’s Greener Going Forward plan: How much has the council accomplished?

Have you ever wondered what the planet will look like in 30, 40 or 50 years from now? The College’s Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC), which consists of 10 to 12 members, ponders this question all the time. The ESC’s Greener Going Forward plan is all about making strides to a sustainable, green future. The plan was created in 2020 by Brian Potter, an associate professor of political science and international studies at the College, along with various faculty members, staff, students and student clubs. The plan served as a time frame for when different green implementations would go into effect. 

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(Photo courtesy of Rachel Castria)
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Journalist-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Lin visits campus

Jennifer Lin, co-director of “Beethoven in Beijing,” came to the College on April 13 in the Library Auditorium to talk about the documentary she directed, produced and wrote. Before Lin co-directed the well-researched “Beethoven in Beijing,” she worked as a financial correspondent on Wall Street, a foreign correspondent in China for the The Philadelphia Inquirer and a national correspondent in Washington D.C. 

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Amulya Veldanda holding a picture of her book (photo courtesy of Amulya Veldanda).
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Alumna Amulya Veldanda self-publishes children’s book, ‘Cosmo Faces the Forest of Fears’

For Amulya Veldanda, a Class of 2018 graduate of the College who majored in biomedical engineering, reading and writing will always stay close to her heart. Ever since she learned to read, she would go to the library every day after school, indulging in numerous stories and rhymes. Veldanda may currently be a scientist at the Integra Lifesciences in Plainsboro, NJ, but her inner book-lover self has never withered. Now, she plans to self-publish her first children’s book “Cosmo Faces the Forest of Fears,” on Tuesday, March 1 — and she couldn’t be more thrilled.

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ACT having a fun time at their first meeting of the semester (Photo courtesy of Braden Drake/ ACT’s publicist).
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The behind-the-scenes of what’s going on with theater groups on campus

When Covid struck and the world went into quarantine, show productions were critically affected. Unfortunately, shows couldn’t happen like normal and were either canceled altogether or moved to a virtual format. Now, shows are coming back strong in a somewhat normal — or traditional — manner. Of course, that doesn’t mean Covid isn’t completely disregarded. Masks-wearing is still required for both cast and audience members. However, shows can now return in-person with a full audience.

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