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Jesmyn Ward Headlines LitFest Event, Discusses Hometown Influences

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Best-selling novelist Jesmyn Ward addressed a packed Johnson Chapel Saturday afternoon, Feb. 29. The event, moderated by Editor-in-Chief of The Common Jennifer Acker ’00, was the headline event for this year’s LitFest, the college’s annual celebration of literature across various genres. Ward, who is currently an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has published [...]

Uncertainty Strikes Campus Amid Coronavirus Spread

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As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds across the globe, the college community has seen direct impacts on campus: the college has amended travel and admissions policy; study abroad programs have been modified or canceled; and international students from affected countries must navigate these challenges far from home. The uncertainty of how to respond to the virus [...]

The Power of Engagement

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With the Democratic primaries now in full swing after Super Tuesday, both the presidential candidates and the electorate are looking towards the next handful of states in anticipation of deciding the primary’s ultimate winner. Yesterday,  14 states including Massachusetts, Texas and California, voted for their favorite Democratic candidate — a crucial milestone for candidates, as [...]

RC Organizer Team Voices Complaints Against ResLife in Prospectus

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A number of resident counselors (RCs) formed a group — called the Organizer Team — to file complaints with the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) on issues including the lack of a structured communication system between RCs and supervisors, misunderstanding over the role of the RC and appropriate compensation for the position.  The Organizer Team  [...]

Members of Men’s Lax Involved in Anti-Semitic Incident

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A swastika was drawn on the face of an unconscious person at a men’s lacrosse party in December 2018, according to information obtained by The Student. Members of the men’s lacrosse team then took photos of the person and circulated them on social media. Since the matter was brought to the attention of the head [...]