Although the Sesquicentennial Celebration does not officially begin until its opening ceremony next September, the College is hard at work promoting its 150th anniversary and finishing some major projects in time for the 2004-2005 school year.
The countdown to the opening ceremony began on Feb.
College faculty and staff members showed their holiday spirit in November and December by contributing $32,672 to the 2003 Employees Charitable Campaign.
The Campaign is a state-run program that allows its employees to contribute to charity by taking a one-time deduction from their paycheck, according to Florence Johnson, assistant director of Human Resources.
In light of recent hate incidents on campus, the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) held a forum on hate speech last Thursday.
Matt Richman, sophomore history major, moderated the discussion, and opened by saying that PSA wants students to "come out and talk about things that have happened on campus that demean or marginalize a group of people.
The Board of Trustees addressed its reorganization and settled financial matters during its first Fall 2003 meeting on Oct. 2.
The board approved a pay raise for College President R. Barbara Gitenstein based on a satisfactory evaluation of her performance.