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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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[9 Mar 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 …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Chris Herren Pulls in a Crowd

On Tuesday, November 8th 2011, Student Body President John Sharp introduced the No More Campaign to the Hampden-Sydney Community.  The No More Campaign is made up of a collection of missions, visions, goals and one major resolution to end the abuse of prescription drugs on campus.  The campaign has received significant support and dire dedication since its creation more than three months ago. Initially designed to reach out to the community, the No More Campaign is now receiving the support of surrounding towns and communities. Between appearances at Fraternity chapter …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
This Week On the Hill: Save the Squirrels

Frisbee is a sinister and disruptive sport that destroys our campus peace. One vandal tosses a flat circular piece of plastic to another, all the while trampling on the green, well maintained grass. Docile squirrels—important to the campus atmosphere—need to scurry furiously to preserve life and limb as vandal and Frisbee both land far too close for comfort. In the interest of keeping our campus greenery well-maintained (and our squirrels safe from trauma) Frisbee is no longer allowed on campus grounds. The above is of course, not true. One might …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Movie Reviews

Foster the People- Torches
Grade: 4.5 Stars
Breakout artist Foster the People’s album Torches was nominated for a Grammy as was hit single “Pumped Up Kicks.” The album, despite just being 10 songs long, is one of the best of the year. Besides mega-hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” the songs “Helena Beat,” “Call it What You Want,” and “Don’t Stop” are some highlights from the album. The album’s 21st century indie/dance/pop sound gives the band a unique sound that they can confidently call their own. The band is also a master of the …