When the going gets tough at the College, it's difficult to be thankful for any of the stress and aggravation you may be going through. But keep in mind that being a part of this campus community is such a blessing that will truly shape who you are.
After more than two years of negotiations with the Office of Employee Relations, a new contract was ratified for College faculty and staff on Aug. 8, making 12-month employees eligible for step increases in their salary, according to an announcement from College President R. Barbara Gitenstein.
After enduring hard losses in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the men’s and women’s tennis teams look to make noise at this year’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Oracle Cup.
Sporting a 15-3 record last spring, the women’s team was dispatched by Johns Hopkins University, losing 5-1.
After reaching the conference semifinals last season, the men’s soccer team hopes to contend for a New Jersey Athletic Conference title this season. The Lions are ranked sixth in the annual NJAC Men’s Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll.
Senior forward Michael Kassak and senior midfielder Peter Dresch will strive to increase the Lion’s offensive output. With last year’s best three scorers graduated, the Lions will feature new stars to the offense. Junior midfielder Nick Sample looks to supply more assists to junior midfielder Joerg Jauk, sophomore forward Mateo Panizza and junior midfielder Aaron Conyer.
After appearing in the 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, the Lions aim for the podium. The men’s cross country team will strive to claim their 24th consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference title and to finish first at the Atlantic Regional Championships. Senior Dale Johnson commands an experienced squad featuring juniors Quinn Wasko, Matt Saponara and Brian Mitchell.
Last year, the Lions qualified for nationals, though an at-large bid. Johnson looks to crack the top 15 at the 8000-meter course in regionals. Meanwhile, Wasko will attempt to improve from his 43rd place finish along with Saponaro.
While studying “Literary Landscapes,” students traveled around Europe, “(bringing) literature to life,” according to English professor and director of the trip Michele Lise Tarter.
After reading Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” students saw the play performed at The Globe Theatre in London and traveled to Verona, Italy to visit the play’s setting.
“Harry Styles,” the long-awaited debut album from ex-One Direction member Harry Styles was finally released in May, and longtime fans and casual listeners alike are still buzzing about the latest hits.