Articles by Chantelle Simmons


Presidential forum series: Dr. Dennis “Jody” Encarnation

On March 12 college presidential candidate Dr. Dennis “Jody” Encarnation visited campus to speak to students and faculty. Encarnation attended the College from 1970 to 1974, earning a bachelor’s in political science. He earned his Ph.D in political science at Duke University and later attended Harvard where he became a senior lecturer and program director…


Office of Institutional Diversity hosts workshop on affirmative action

On Oct. 8, assistant vice president of admissions Jimmie Foster discussed affirmative action in higher education. Affirmative action is defined by the 1965 U.S. Executive Order 112146 and 11375 as “a set of proactive measures to counteract the effects of past and present discrimination, intended or unintended, in employment and program delivery.” It specifically aims to…


Students voice opinions on day six of the government shutdown

It is now day six of the government shutdown. Nearly 800,000 are currently unable to work and around 1.3 million are working without pay. President Obama has cancelled his trip to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperate Summit to continue his attempt to reopen the government. Americans are increasingly frustrated with Congress and political leaders on…

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