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 […]

Culture Sports

‘Cac March Madness 2014

Isn’t March Madness great? Too bad it’s already over! Sadly Williams lost to Wisconsin-Whitewater (whatever that is) in the finals of the NCAA tournament yesterday, but we enjoyed watching the Ephs and Lord Jeffs duke it out in the Final Four. Wait, you mean there’s another NCAA tournament? For Division I schools? Hmm. Since we […]

Alumni Music Wesleyan

Le1f, Wesleyan ’11, makes waves with Letterman debut

Watch the video above to catch the first time an openly-gay rapper has performed on a major late-night TV program. Indeed, Khalif Diouf (Wesleyan ’11), who goes by the name Le1f (pronounced like ‘leaf’), is a gay rapper. That seems to be how he’s primarily identified, which is understandable given the rareness of openly-gay hip-hop/rap […]

Alumni Amherst

Amherst Alum Organizes “White Man March” In NYC

Today is the day of the White Man March, a historic protest to combat white genocide. The protest, the brainchild of Amherst alum Kyle Hunt, is based around the idea that “‘DIVERSITY’ = WHITE GENOCIDE.” The march, whose founder went to a school named without controversy¬†after a man who garnered fame by giving smallpox-infect blankets […]

Admissions Freshmen Middlebury Tufts

Tufts to start paying students for gap years

In a new program called the “4+1″ program, Tufts University plans to pay lower income students so they are able to take a year off to travel before their four years at the school. Advocates of gap years, like Holly Bull of the Center for Interim programs, quoted in the linked AP article, see them […]

Alumni Middlebury

Journalist Matthew Power, Middlebury ’96, dies in Uganda

Sad news for the Middlebury community and readers everywhere: roving journalist Matthew Power, a Middlebury native and 1996 graduate, died on Monday while on assignment in Uganda. Power was reporting for Men’s Journal¬†on an explorer attempting to be the first person to walk the length of the Nile. Power apparently fell ill of heat stroke, […]