As the nation comes to terms with the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, the reality facing many students in New Orleans is that most of its schools are simply too damaged to accommodate them for the semester. The College, however, is making efforts to accept undergraduates who were to attend schools in New Orleans until their schools recover from the storm. […]
After Acting Gov. Richard Codey signed legislation last Monday banning smoking in all public and private colleges and universities in the state, College administrators began the process of implementing the policy on campus.
The bill, S-2332, introduced to the state legislature in February, orders “the appropriate governing body, board or individual responsible for or has control of the administration of a school … (to) make and enforce suitable regulations controlling the smoking of tobacco on their premises. […]
The Class of 2009 is likely aware of the reputation the College has cultivated for itself in the last several years. The phrase used to describe the institution, thrown around informally in the echoing corridors of Green Hall, is “public ivy.” And with the recent release of 2005’s U. […]
It would be too simple to call Beck a mere musician. It would be more appropriate to call him a sonic craftsman. He has proven to have a damn near inexhaustible, kaleidoscopic vision of music.
Since the 1994 release of his first earnest album, “Mellow Gold,” – an album recorded with the strange intentions of laying hip-hop beats over folk songs – it has proven almost impossible to track him, to pigeonhole him, to calculate his next move. […]
It seems a strange night – Sunday, February 20, 2005 – for Hunter S. Thompson, PhD, aka Dr. Gonzo, aka Raoul Duke, to have put a bullet in his head, ending his 67-year-old life. It was, after all, the night of the NBA All-Star Game and Thompson had a Page Two column to pen for espn. […]
Cast off your anguish, my fellow much-beleaguered Philly fans. This is not the bitter end that it seems to be. This is simply another pit stop on the proverbial “road to victory” we hear drunkenly heralded year after year after year in the Eagles fight song. […]
By 10 a.m. Saturday morning, snow had begun falling on the greater Trenton region. In the course of the next 24 hours, between 13 and 16 inches of snow blanketed the College campus as two separate storms, the first significant ones of the season, pummeled the area. […]
With classes between noon and 2 p.m. rescheduled for Wednesday, students of a myriad of races, creeds and nationalities took seats in the Music Building Concert Hall last Monday afternoon to partake in the College’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. […]
Students of the First Year Seminar class “From Brown to Black Feminisms” taught by Gloria Dickinson, associate professor and chair of the African American studies department, were treated to a visit by New Jersey’s Secretary of State Regena L. Thomas on Monday. […]
The task of recording a follow-up to Interpol’s debut album, 2002’s “Turn on the Bright Lights,” must have been daunting to the young band. Their premiere was very close to a masterpiece.
Coming out of New York University in 1998, the band had gained some local notoriety, appearing frequently in Brownie’s and the Mercury Lounge. […]
What should we expect from a memoir penned by Bob Dylan? What kind of self-portrait can we expect from a man who writes “What did I owe the rest of the world? Nothing. Not a damn thing. The press? I figured you lie to it.”
What we get from this man, who has gone to such great lengths to remain something of an enigma, however, is the story of his life expressed with uncharacteristic frankness. […]
By 4 p.m. or so, Election Day, I was starting to feel uneasy. The highway toward Pennsylvania, and my voting district in Yardley, was crowded and there were ribbons of gray cloud in the sky – the air was steely.
I had, until that point, managed to divorce myself from the grave realities of Nov. 2, the consequences that hung in the balance, but by the time I crossed the state line, the whole thing was beginning to wear at me – apparently I had good reason. […]
I find it difficult to grasp the fact that, like any other day, Nov. 2 will come and go and that this vicious campaign for the presidency will actually end. It seems as if we have been living with it forever, watching it, breathing quick and biting our nails. […]
Rain had delayed the Dead’s performance by an hour or so, and by the time we had reached the What Stage, around 9:30, the group was just beginning their set.
“Tennessee Jed” was the first song and the audience, swirled by narcotics and alcohol, belted along. […]