Articles by: Edward Damon

Grant updates campus on budget

Grant updates campus on budget

Calling it a movement in the right direction for higher education, President Grant praised the state appropriation for fiscal year 2013, but expressed discontent with funding still on 2002 levels. An open meeting held Tuesday afternoon in Sullivan Lounge outlined the state’s budget process, how the campus budget is made, and projects going on around campus. State funding for the […]

by · April 26, 2012 · Front Page, News

Kayla Bromback selected for New England Volleyball

By Kayla Koumjian Sports Writer Once their college years are finished, many athletes hang up their jerseys with the knowledge that their competitive career is over. This cannot be said senior Kayla Bromback, who for four years had worked and trained with the Trailblazers volleyball team, amassing a large number of accomplishments and accolades in her time with the College. […]

by · April 20, 2012 · Sports

Production of Hedda Gabler runs through tomorrow night

By Nora Weiss Arts & Entertainment Writer The Theatre Lab Performance class’ production of “Hedda Gabler”, written by nineteenth-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and directed by Professor Laura Standley, premiered last night and runs through Saturday in Venable Theater. There will also be a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Theatre Lab Performance class was assigned “Hedda” at the […]

by · April 20, 2012 · A&E

Student Voice. Student Rights. Student Government.

Todd B. Foy, Jr SGA President Class of 2012 This time next week, the Student Government Association (SGA) will have a new Executive Cabinet and Student Senate. I am excited for both the newcomers to the SGA and the proven leadership that I know President Jason Brown will bring. Before I bow out, though, I want to ask you this: […]

by · April 20, 2012 · Letters to the Editor
Documentary on North Adams premieres Tuesday

Documentary on North Adams premieres Tuesday

Former sociology professor Maynard Seider will premiere his documentary, “Farewell to Factory Towns?” on Tuesday, April 17 in Murdock 218. The event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Freel Library. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help fight hunger in Berkshire County. The screening will be followed by a panel […]

by · April 12, 2012 · News
Edward Damon: Chief Commentary

Edward Damon: Chief Commentary

Satire can be a powerful thing. Pointing out the absurdities allows us to look at a situation from another angle. But when people are hurt, or when situations where people were hurt are trivialized, then there’s a problem. A good example of satire is The Onion. The satirical newspaper looks like a serious news source upon first glance – the […]

by · April 5, 2012 · Opinion
Students invited to ‘not your usual fashion show’

Students invited to ‘not your usual fashion show’

The Women’s Center’s StereoTalk series continues next week with a fashion show unlike most others. “StereoTalk VI: Gender and Discussion” will combine a group discussion and a “Fashionless Fashion Show.” The Stereotalk will be Wednesday, April 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sullivan Lounge. The first StereoTalk was organized in 2005 under the name “Body Talk.” Professor of […]

by · March 29, 2012 · News
Student Government  in Brief: March 26

Student Government in Brief: March 26

–President Todd Foy reported on the President Council meeting he attended. Foy said the Council meets five times a year to discuss issues facing the College. The Council has faculty, staff and one student, which has traditionally been the SGA president. Topics discussed were the state’s Vision Project, which sets “blanket” goals for all of state colleges, and work that […]

by · March 29, 2012 · News
President Grant finalist for next UMass-Dartmouth chancellor

President Grant finalist for next UMass-Dartmouth chancellor

President Mary Grant is a candidate to become the next UMass Dartmouth chancellor. A 19-member search committee comprised of UMass students, faculty, staff, graduates and members of the Board of Trustees, announced six finalists on Monday. The finalists are each expected to spend a day on the Dartmouth campus meeting with faculty, students, staff, alumni, community leaders, and other groups. […]

by · March 27, 2012 · Online Exclusive, Top Stories
Veneral ventures

Veneral ventures

Open meeting to discuss club budgets will be held March 22 in Murdock 218 A community meeting to discuss the club budget process will be held on March 22 at 7 p.m. in Murdock 218. Members of the Budget and Finance Committee, which clubs submitted budgets to in February, will answer questions clubs still have about the process. Treasurer Peter […]

by · March 22, 2012 · News
Commentary: Ed Damon

Commentary: Ed Damon

In four years, I’ve heard countless times that “there’s nothing to do in the Berkshires.” Well, spring has finally sprung, so that statement is now invalid. Now that the weather is nice, there’s plenty to do! And getting to these places will soon be easier for students, since the bike share program is set to kickoff next month during Earth […]

by · March 22, 2012 · Opinion
SGA nomination papers available

SGA nomination papers available

Nomination papers for next year’s Student Government Association positions are now available. The nomination papers are currently available in Campus Center room 317 – Diane Collins’ office. Student Government Association’s Public Relations Chair Kate Moore said that all positions are available. “Even students who are currently on SGA’s senate need to pick up papers and re-run.” Moore also said it’s […]

by · March 22, 2012 · News
SGA approves club budgets,  community meeting to follow

SGA approves club budgets, community meeting to follow

An email exchange following Student Government Association passing 2012-2013 club budgets, involving students and faculty, sparked the creation of a community meeting following spring break. Senior Mike Testa, representing the Society of Physics Students at Monday’s SGA meeting, questioned why the club received less than twenty percent of its requested budget. Treasurer Peter Swain agreed the recommended amount for the […]

by · March 8, 2012 · News
Laptops, other valuables stolen from Townhouses

Laptops, other valuables stolen from Townhouses

Students are in shock after laptops and other valuables were stolen from Townhouses this past weekend. Resident students were first alerted to the robberies Monday though an email announcement from Director of Public Safety Joseph Charon. The alert notified residents of five reported cases of theft from unlocked Townhouses since Saturday. Through interviews with resident students, campus police received information […]

by · March 1, 2012 · Front Page, News
Humanitarian to speak at Public Policy Lecture

Humanitarian to speak at Public Policy Lecture

Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, has helped thousands through work. By Ed Damon Editor-in-Chief Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of Women for Women International, will be featured as this year’s Public Policy Lecture. Salbi will visit campus  Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Church Street Center. The event is free and open to the public. […]

by · March 1, 2012 · Front Page, News