Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Kevin Hornibrook

Gov. Murphy announces relaxed Covid-19 restrictions

Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference on April 26 to update the state on the effort to reopen, announcing increases in venue capacity and vaccination news. 

Students present AAPI stories at PAA Talks event

The Pan Asian Alliance held the first “PAA Talks” discussion on April 22 for students from different Asian cultural organizations to share their personal experiences.

Commencement ceremonies for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 to be held in person

The College announced plans for in-person commencement ceremonies this spring, the second spring graduation season amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

President Foster hosts final panel on authoritarianism and Capitol riots

The College held the last of three virtual panels on April 9 featuring faculty members who discussed political trends surrounding the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The event was the third and final installment of a series of discussions on the insurrection.

Student Government hosts open forum for AAPI students in response to recent hate crimes

Student Government and the Office of Intercultural Engagement held a virtual open forum on March 25 for Asian American students to discuss their thoughts and experiences.  The event comes in the wake of the March 16 shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of eight people, six of whom were Asian women, and amidst growing anti-Asian sentiments during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In-person practice returns for intramural, club sports

In a move signifying a turning point for activity and normalcy at the College, Recreation and Wellness recently allowed in-person practices for intramural sports and clubs to take place on campus in a limited capacity. 

Recreation and Wellness Department looks to provide creative outlet for students during pandemic

The Department of Recreation and Wellness reached out to The Signal to discuss their programs offered this semester and to increase awareness for RECreate Your Night, a program where students can participate in virtual activities every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through live or recorded Zoom calls.

i-Tunes a cappella looks back on their pandemic experience

When the a cappella group i-Tunes took the stage for their annual winter concert in 2019, they went through the usual motions of dazzling the crowd with their vocal prowess, celebrating together and posting a video to their YouTube channel. None of the 20 members imagined it would be their last performance for over a year.

Virtual seminar with Dr. Eddie Glaude speaks on the future of racial diversity in America

The College was virtually visited by Dr. Eddie Glaude on Feb. 26 for a presentation on Black history, social justice and the future of America. The Inclusive Excellence Team hosted the event.

Faculty discuss half a century of the African American Studies Department

When the College established a “Black Studies Program,” it was done as a reaction to racial turmoil. Pioneering scholars stepped in to fill a dangerous void, changing the course of the school and the community around it.

Political activist Marc Lamont Hill shares insights in virtual visit

Political activist Marc Lamont Hill visited the College virtually on Feb. 10 to speak to students about Black history and liberation in modern America. Hill’s visit was organized by the College’s Black Student Union. 

Contribute, donate, listen. Racism does not evade the College.

If you have the time to read an op-ed written by a white man on racial inequality in America and at the College, you certainly have the time to listen to the experiences of those who are hurting, sign petitions and, if you have the means, donate to make a meaningful contribution to the movement.

Women’s tennis continue streak; men fall

The College’s tennis teams both faced off against Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday, March 7, with the men facing their second loss and the women earning another victory.

Men’s tennis drop first game, women continue streak

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams competed on Sunday, Feb. 23, as the men picked up their first loss of the season against Babson College and the women remained perfect with their eighth win over Wellesley College.

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