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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 | ]

Often, Unrest will rear its head when the masses find that power is being used outside of its prescribed context—and little effort is shown to change the status quo. It is then that administrator (be they members of government or academia) finds himself in an iron skillet while the emotions of the many simmer and burn from below. The Hampden-Sydney campus is not a place completely unfamiliar to unrest among its student body. In light of recent campus events, it is worth a moment to look back at other times …

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[9 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Singer Christopher Eaglin Performs at Parents & Friends

The phrase “You can go anywhere with a degree from Hampden-Sydney,” is tossed around a lot when people talk about life after college, but in the broader sense, one analyses this statement as a testament to the nature and quality of the instruction at HSC—a good liberal arts education. Christopher Eaglin got that same kind of schooling at Morehouse College where he graduated at the top of his class as the valedictorian. He went on from there to graduate from Oxford with a MPhil in development. According to his bio, …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Administration Introduces New Campus Emergency Call Boxes

In recent weeks, a few blue lights have begun to illuminate on the Hampden-Sydney campus.  These new lights indicate the three brand new emergency call boxes installed in different locations throughout campus. The box stations are located next to Theta Chi at fraternity circle, in the parking lot behind Venable Hall and between Cushing Hall and the Carpenters.  In addition to the installation of these three call boxes, three pre-existing ones, located across from Crawley Forum, near the Alphabet Dorms and behind Bortz Library, were upgraded to be the same …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Career Development: Is it Really Working?

As a second semester senior, the prospects of life after college have become more of a reality than ever before. As my classmates and I spend countless hours sending out resumes and graduate school applications, we hope that by May we will all have planned the next step in our lives. But as I prepare to take the next step, I find myself looking back at the past three years wondering if there was anything  that I could have done better to prepare myself for life after graduation.
One of the …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Freshman Excels in High School Business Venture

In January of 2011, freshman Samuel Thomas III received a phone call from his long-time friend and soon to be business partner, James Adams. James called to ask what some good names for a potential tie company might be. Adams was working on a senior project in which he came up with this idea of a tie company. After a little encouragement from Thomas, the duo decided to embark on the business journey that is now Southern Ties.
The product they sell is high quality bow ties and the motto their …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Recently, a group of students formed the Chi Phi colony on campus. The process of a group of interested members forming a colony, and later a chapter, for a fraternity involves many different parties that all have a role in the progression. This information comes from David Klein, Dean of Students at Hampden-Sydney College. Klein goes on to say that the colony has been given recognition on the national level, but has yet to be recognized by the school because the Interfraternity Council has not voted on the matter as …