Campus Events Question Safety, Free Speech

Published: November 2, 2012

Audrey Werth

Over the course of the semester, a number of events addressing diversity on campus challenged feelings of security and free speech on campus. The first documented event, which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 16, the day before the Jewish Holiday, Rosh Hashana, involved a student posting swastika graffiti in Kendrick Lounge.

“There was an investigation and follow up with the AHADC [Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Committee],” Bob Graves, Dean of Student Affairs, said. “When I found out who was involved I spoke with those students and [their] parents.” More…

Faculty Senate Holds Emergency Meeting, Releases Letter to Community

Published: November 2, 2012

Megan Patoskie

Faculty Senate held an emergency meeting last Monday, Oct. 22 to address the inconsistent faculty awareness of the events questioning diversity on campus. The meeting, in addition to addressing a student email asking faculty to become more involved, resulted in a formal letter to the Simon’s Rock Community on behalf of the faculty. More…

Coders Club Competes at Regional Qualifier

Published: November 2, 2012

Erik Elbieh

On Sunday, Oct. 21, two teams from the Simon’s Rock Coders Club competed in the regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) qualifier.

The competition, which consists of teams carrying a maximum of three programmers, involves solving seven conceptually and algorithmically challenging questions in a span of five consecutive hours. More…

Stripped Down: A Threepenny Cabaret

Published: November 2, 2012

Ronald Gerber

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Black Box Theatre in the Daniel Arts Center filled with a swarm of Simon’s Rock students, parents, and faculty eager for entertainment from tough gangsters and loose women.

“A Threepenny Cabaret” was a 45-minute long, minimalistic presentation by voice students and music faculty of selected songs from Brecht and Weill’s 1928 classic The Threepenny Opera. More…

Honors Convocation Recognizes Students

Published: November 2, 2012

Megan Patoskie

Simon’s Rock awarded merit and need-based scholarships to students during the annual Honors Convocation on Friday, Oct. 26 in McConnell Theater.  Peter Laipson, Provost and Vice President, welcomed the audience after an introduction from the Simon’s Rock Chorus, conducted by Jack Brown.  More…

The Movie We Deserve: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review

Published on: November 2, 2012

Ronald Gerber

There is an intriguing danger associated with an author adapting their own book for the screen. On one hand, there is a significant advantage in allowing an artist a chance to create their own vision, but on the other hand, an author can easily fail to produce a satisfactory adaptation if they are not familiar enough with the medium. More…