[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Dean of Students’ Return to Office Provokes a Mixed Response

On February 23, a couple hundred of students gathered on the lawn in front of Venable Hall to protest a proposed drug policy as well as actions by the Dean of Students Office related to the policy.  The following day, Dr. David Klein, Dean of Students, was put on temporary administrative leave and temporarily replaced by Thomas Shomo, Director of Communications.
About two weeks later, this situation is still a hot button and divisive topic amongst members of the student body. Regarding the policy itself and its content, students for the …

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[7 Sep 2012 | Comments Off | ]

(Ed.: Morrison: *please excuse a printing/editing error in the print edition, Dr. Dirmeyer’s co-authorship was accidentally omitted)
 
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Harvard College Administrative Board is investigating the possibility that 125 students “improperly collaborated” on an exam last spring[i]. While the administration hopes that an honor code can save the academic integrity of the college for whom “Veritas”, the Latin for truth, is the motto, critics- especially the Harvard student body according to the Harvard Crimson- remain skeptical that signing a piece of paper will suddenly imbue cheaters with integrity[ii].
 
They’re right.  Harvard …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Dean of Students’ Return to Office Provokes a Mixed Response

On February 23, a couple hundred of students gathered on the lawn in front of Venable Hall to protest a proposed drug policy as well as actions by the Dean of Students Office related to the policy.  The following day, Dr. David Klein, Dean of Students, was put on temporary administrative leave and temporarily replaced by Thomas Shomo, Director of Communications.
About two weeks later, this situation is still a hot button and divisive topic amongst members of the student body. Regarding the policy itself and its content, students for the …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]

At the end of the 2011-12 academic year, Hampden-Sydney will welcome a new Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Dennis Stevens of Randolph College. The search was a long and tenuous process according to Dr. Utzinger, the Associate Dean of the Faculty: “the process included a search committee appointed by the president with four faculty members, three were elected and one that is appointed.”
The Dean of the Faculty is an official of the college that is crucial to the operation of the college in maintaining the academic standards and setting forth …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Hampden- Sydney juniors, Christian Herbert-Pryor and Ryan Carter recently received word from the Truman Scholarship program about being chosen as finalists for the scholarship. The Truman scholarship is aimed towards college juniors who plan on attending graduate school for careers in government, non-profit, public service or education. From 272 colleges, 587 applications were received by the foundation. The candidates were then narrowed down to 191, after passing through the Finalist Selection Committee. Carter and Herbert-Pryor were chosen by the committee as part of that prestigious group of 191, but the …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Replacing Pen, Paper and Our Professors?

Personal computers are the new fashion in Hampden-Sydney classrooms, and it’s not because professors added them to the list of required school supplies (if we ever had one). You’ve probably noticed the increasing number of students who take their laptop to class every day, if you’re not already among the many who do. While it once was the case that the only person in a classroom to have access to any kind of technology was the professor, today we see more and more students depending on more than one form …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Editor, The Tiger:
Over the past two weeks our beloved campus has seen a tide of student involvement that has no parallel in our few years on the Hill. The student assembly on the lawn on Venable forced the administration to recognize that a level of student discontent had finally been reached that could no longer be ignored. President Howard responded swiftly with an open session in which he offered explanations and the students offered both questions and criticisms of both a policy and the process by which the policy was …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
A New H-SC Drug Policy Proposal

Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristics of Hampden-Sydney College, right behind the fact that it’s all male, is a culture of self governance and accountability exemplified by the honor code.  Hampden-Sydney prides itself on a strong Honor Code that is internally enforced and promotes a culture of self accountability and self governance. Our honor code system is administered, enforced and adjudicated by students. The legal relationship we have with each other at Hampden-Sydney is truly special and is something to we should be no less than extremely be proud of.  However, …