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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 | ]

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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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Editor, The Tiger:
“You can do anything with a degree from H-SC” is probably the most popular and inspired quotation on campus, and many people deeply believe this. However, you can find zero reference on how long it would take you to get the ball rolling at H-SC.
I have been club president for two years. As all club officers know, at the end of every semester, we dress up nicely and prepare all the information concerning our respective clubs at the bi-annual club audits. These sessions are, of course, held in …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Editor, The Tiger:
Mardi Gras in New Orleans has become known as a massive drunken party that rages through the early hours of the morning, staged in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street. I cannot stress enough that this is image is not what Mardi Gras truly is. My family has been involved with the carnival season in southern Louisiana for three generations now and the festival is much more than an alcohol-fueled blur. We have belonged to many different Krewes, which are the different parades and groups …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Editor, The Tiger:
Throughout the course of history there have been two types of leaders; those that lead by fear and those that lead by compassion.  Time and time again it has been shown that leaders that lead by fear are short-lived and most often fall short of their goals. By contrast compassionate leaders are most often long lived and accomplish goals beyond their wildest expectations. In a recent talk by former Hampden-Sydney professor Dr. Alan Farrell, our distinguished speaker said “You can’t change the odds, but you can beat them”. …

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[26 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Editor, The Tiger:
A simple walk through the campus reveals what seems a deeply engrained affection for the male body part. Everywhere you look a rude depiction is sketched on whatever is accessible. On the back windows of dusty cars, on the impressionable surface of new concrete, and on the back of chairs in almost every classroom. One would think there is a widespread yearning due to some lack of male presence. But there isn’t, this is Hampden-Sydney, and most of us are male. This tendency to litter the campus with …

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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Last month in The Congress, two bills were introduced that would have expanded the power of the United States government to fight trafficking of copyrighted intellectual property on the internet. One bill, The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was introduced in the House of Representatives while another, The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) was introduced in the Senate. Both bills were introduced to attack illegal distribution of copyrighted and trademarked products which have become a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry according to some …

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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]

Farmville’s Habitat chapter is benefitting from Hampden-Sydney support this year in a variety of ways. There have been fund-raisers, construction and de-construction, and renewed club activity.
Last fall, the Habitat Golf Event raised over $2,500 to enable them to “continue building homes and building hope.”  Included among the 32 golfers were two H-SC teams: the Circle K team of Tim Shen, Patrick Lynch, Scott Cutler, and Steven Ellmann; and the Phi Gamma Delta team of Conner Rund, Andrew Near, Eric Rutherford, and Samson Canovos. Faculty golfers included Drs. Curt and Susan …

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[5 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

With two drug and alcohol-related deaths of Hampden-Sydney students within a year, the time has come to reevaluate entertainment options available on campus. The weekends at H-SC have become a ghost town with no opportunity for entertainment but football games and frat parties whenever they appear. This leads to one of three choices for public entertainment on campus: party, do nothing, or go home. This in turn leads to the taking of substances either as part of the party action or from pure boredom.
This culture on campus has led to …

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[28 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | ]

Editor, The Tiger:
Let me start this article with an admission: I am biased. As a former Marshal, or Pledge Master, and current Rush Chair of Theta Chi. I am, therefore, ideologically committed to the idea of Fraternal Organizations. I will attempt to be self-aware enough to check that and approach this article as purely a student.
Every week I, like all students here, spend hours upon hours secluded in academic buildings, computer labs, and the library attempting to gain an education that rivals any offered in the world. The incredible faculty …