The College's men's soccer team lost its first game of the season last week to end its seven-game unbeaten streak.
The Lions continued New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) play last week with two games on the road, a 1-0 loss to Ramapo College Wednesday afternoon and a 2-1 victory over Richard Stockton College on Saturday afternoon.
The College's women's cross country team began this season with its sights set on an 11th straight New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) title. After the Lions' performance at the Haverford Invitational on Friday, maybe they should set more challenging goals.
The College's field hockey team suffered its first setback of the year last Tuesday as they lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Ursinus College.
The game was slated to be a premier matchup, with the Lions and Bears ranked No. 4 and No. 6, respectively. Neither team disappointed.
Sophomore Christina Contrafatto swept all competition at this weekend's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Regional Championships, improving her record to 13-0 in singles play this fall.
She was named All-American after beating freshman Chelsea Rauck from William Smith College in an intense match that tested each player's endurance.
With a pair of 2-0 shutout victories against Ramapo College and Richard Stockton College this week, the women's soccer team now finds itself atop the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and ranked third in the latest NSCAA/adidias Division III national poll with a 7-0 overall record.
There is an education crisis in this nation.
I am not being dramatic or exaggerating. Sure, for people like me, and most students at the College, high school was a fine tool, a step on the way to higher education. We are the privileged.
In 1983, a Reagan presidential commission released "A Nation at Risk," which found that America had all but lost the educational edge it had gained during the 20th century by allowing its public school systems to be diluted by mediocrity.
The cost of Katrina has reached at least $200 billion, and one of the biggest questions in Washington is how our government is going to pay for it. It's not yet known how many lives were lost in New Orleans and Mississippi - not that the loss can be measured in dollars anyway.
During a Sept. 22 politics forum, William Ball, chair of the political science department, lectured on virtual worlds, a social phenomenon that has been around for years, but has recently shown an increase in growth and public interest.
An example of one of these virtual worlds is "Second Life.
At its meeting last week, Student Government Association (SGA) members discussed how the organization is addressing the College's recent contract renewal with its food service provider, Sodexho Dining Services.
Annelise Catanzaro, SGA executive president, and Jasmine Charl?n, SGA vice president, said they met with Toni Pusak, assistant director of auxiliary services, to voice concern with the lack of student involvement in the contract renewal process.
When the Student Finance Board (SFB) approved the College Union Board's (CUB) bid to bring musical artist Gavin DeGraw to the College, students believed they had a fall concert to look forward to.
What the College community did not realize is that there is no guarantee as of now, that the concert will happen.
Gang initiation rumor spreads
An urban myth about gang initiations involving the murder of innocent drivers has had resurgence this year, as e-mails are circulating with the claim that the gang known as the Bloods has a special, countrywide initiation this month.
On Friday Sept. 22 at 2:10 a.m., a male student contacted Campus Police to report a threat. The student told officers that a white male threatened him and then left the scene.
The student said that earlier in the evening he observed a loud group in the hallway on the 8th floor of Wolfe Hall.
Last weekend, the College hosted a symposium celebrating the combined sesquicentennial of the College and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The following are Signal reporters' accounts of several of the events.
Opening Reception, September 22
The College and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" are both imaginative, American and democratic, College President R.
The College's Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology received a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct a three-year study on various ways to improve recruitment, retention and preparation for math and science teachers in troubled districts.