Alumni Wesleyan

Wesleyan students, faculty call for co-education of fraternities

In a development that represents the biggest push to date to drastically reform the three remaining all-male residential fraternities at Wesleyan, hundreds of students and alumni–along with dozens of faculty members–have signed a letter urging that the University force the fraternities to co-educate or lose their residential houses. The 11-point letter presents a comprehensive overview […]


Bowdoin

Bowdoin President Barry Mills to Step Down Next Year

Bowdoin announced yesterday that the College’s president of 14 years, Barry Mills, will step down in 2015. President Mills said in an e-mail to the Bowdoin community that at this time the College is “as strong today as in any period during its proud history,” and “it is because of this strength and because of […]


Art Bowdoin

Local conservative news site editor pretends to be outraged on behalf of Bowdoin women involved in art exhibition

“Bowdoin College,” writes Katie McHugh at the Daily Caller, “a private liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine, opened the ‘Celebrating Women, Celebrating Bodies’ exhibit featuring naked photos of its female students on Thursday night.” This sounds perfectly normal to me. The naked form has been central to art for thousands of years, hasn’t it? And […]


Middlebury

Middlebury to return campus to nature

Middlebury President Ronald Liebowitz announced on Monday that in order to fulfill the College’s strategic environmental goals–which includes carbon net neutrality by 2016–he will direct the College’s Grounds and Facilities Department to cease performing their regular landscaping and gardening duties. “Upon seeing the findings of an investigation led by Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben, I […]


Williams

Williams allegedly withheld employee tips for nearly three years

Williams has reached a settlement to pay $86,000¬†to 58 current and former employees who alleged in a lawsuit that the College “engaged in a longstanding pattern of wrongfully depriving servers, bartenders and other waitstaff employees of service charges, gratuities, tips or service fees” from December 2009 to October 2012. The¬†Berkshire Eagle picked up the story […]


Trinity Tufts

Joanne Berger-Sweeny elected 22nd President of Trinity

Earlier this week, Joanne Berger-Sweeny was unanimously elected the 22nd President of Trinity by the College’s Board of Trustees. Berger-Sweeny is currently the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, where she has been since 2010. Berger-Sweeny attended Wellesley College for her undergrad, and returned there to serve a 19-year term as […]