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Community for Hispanic Awareness hosts discussion on Mexican icon
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Community for Hispanic Awareness hosts discussion on Mexican icon

On Thursday, the Community for Hispanic Awareness (CHispA) hosted a discussion about the importance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This discussion featured presentations by Professor Monica DeHart (Director of Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology) and Chaplain Dave Wright. DeHart studies culture in Mexico and throughout Latin America.  […]

Treasure hunt: finding hidden gems in the library archive
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Treasure hunt: finding hidden gems in the library archive

On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-5 p.m., the Archives and Special Collections at Collins Memorial Library holds a series of informal presentations called Behind the Archives Door. These presentations aim to shed some light on some of the rare books in the library, unique resourses […]

Breaking the Silence: Israeli soldiers and life in West Gaza
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Breaking the Silence: Israeli soldiers and life in West Gaza

ASUPS Lectures and J-Street U hosted a guest lecture: “Our Harsh Logic—Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories” by Yehuda Shaul on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Wheelock Student Center. Though most students know what ASUPS is, not as many are aware of J-Street U (the student branch of J-Street), […]

Studying abroad: Students share advice, stories
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Studying abroad: Students share advice, stories

On Monday evening in Commencement Hall, the Student Study Abroad Experiences Chat was in full swing. Students who recently returned from studying abroad took the time to share their experiences and give advice to other students planning on studying abroad. This chat was one of the many exciting events that […]

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Searching for solitude: Bill Porter talks of his journeys with Chinese hermits

On Tuesday afternoon in Trimble Forum, Bill Porter gave a lecture called “The Quest for and Cultivation of Solitude by Chinese Hermit Practitioners of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.” Porter is the author of the book Road to Heaven: Encounter with Chinese Hermits. The lecture was given in conjunction with the […]

Staff feature: the Diner’s Velma Gills (Momma)
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Staff feature: the Diner’s Velma Gills (Momma)

Most students know of “Momma” or Velma Gills.  Everyone who eats lunch or dinner has heard her laughter from her place serving lunch and dinner at the Chef’s Table. The most interesting part of her job, Gills said, is “you guys, I love the students, you guys make it interesting, […]

ASK night to introduce alums, students next week
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ASK night to introduce alums, students next week

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) is an event, hosted by the Alumni Council and Employment Services Committee, and organized by Career and Employment Services (CES) that will take place on Thursday Oct. 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Wheelock Student Center Marshall Hall. “ASK Night is a reception that provides students and […]

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P.L.A.Y aids autistic children

This week marked the second of five presentations in the Weyerhaeuser Colloquium Series.  This week’s topic was “The Play Project –a Home Based Program for Children with Autism” presented by Dawn Heino in the Tahoma Room, of Commencement Hall. One of the first of its kind, P.L.A.Y is an intensive […]

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Fall career fair a success

The Career Fair, hosted by Career and Employment Services, took place on Thursday, Sept. 26. A hum of voices came from Marshall Hall, where men and women dressed in blouses and ties, high heels and polished shoes stood next to tables representing various companies and organizations. Nordstrom, Target, Coca-Cola, the […]

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Spiritual clubs serve food, conversation

The smell hit first.  A mix of curry and cinnamon wafted through the open doors of the rotunda and out into the hall.   Inside, music played and the chaplain waited next to a table filled with samosas, monkey bread, Mediterranean salad, and several other great-looking foods. This was the third […]