News Across The Quad Archive

April 25, 2017

Gurnal Scott, a national correspondent for FOX News Radio, stated that the race to the White House really started two years ago with possible dynasties: Bush and Clinton. “We were asking ourselves who would challenge these two dynasty leaders,” explained Scott. Fox News received its answer with Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont and Donald Trump. At that point, Scott knew that the 2016 race to the White House would not be normal or cordial.
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April 24, 2017

Juniata College is currently in the search process for a Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence. They have narrowed it down to three candidates, and each one will be interviewed by a panel, in addition to giving an open forum for the community, faculty and students.
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April 19, 2017

Last weekend, JAB hosted the first Spring Festival. Students were able to gather on the quad to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. JAB provided food trucks, music and a Ferris wheel. Students share their opinions the event below:
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April 18, 2017

The students involved in Genocide Awareness week at Juniata, which ran from April 5 to April 10, added in a new element this year. In the downstairs lobby of von Liebig Center for Science, a public display of a Genocide Awareness and Action Mural painting occurred from 7-10 p.m. on April 5. Jane Shapiro, a junior from Endicott, N.Y.; Kerry Leonard, a junior from Cockeysville, Md.; Maeve Gannon, a junior from Pittsburgh, Pa.; Davon Jackson, a senior from Deptford, N.J.; and Kaylie Penner, a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa. all contributed in creating this art. This mural will be permanently displayed on campus.
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April 18, 2017

  Where do our consumer products come from, and when we are done with them, where do they go? David Radcliff explores the social and environmental impact of consumer waste and finds solutions to the problems they present. Through the New Community Project, Radcliff exposes the true cost of capitalism and finds alternative ways for people who have been taken advantage of by industry to thrive.
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April 14, 2017

            As part of Genocide Awareness Week, Juniata College featured speaker, Lisa Skitolsky, uses scholarship to explore the connections between American racism and genocide. She expands upon the common perception of genocide as a singular event to include the systematic social death and states of exception from the law, particularly in the American prison system.
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April 13, 2017

Last Tuesday, Juniata professors Charlotte Ridge and Dennis Plane took a class of 13 students in the lobbying course to the Association of Independent Universities and Colleges (AICUP) Advocacy Day in Harrisburg, Pa. The Juniata students were split into three groups and each group met with different State Representatives and staff members of State Senators, who were not in session that week. Groups met with: Rep. Paul Schemel; Rep. Joseph McGinnis; Rep. Rich Irvin; Sen. Lisa Baker; and others. In total, there were 10 meetings spread out between the three groups.
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April 12, 2017

Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, a law professor and professor of environmental studies at Cleveland State University, took up an intense research project to further develop her working knowledge of environmental and property rights, especially regarding fracking.
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April 12, 2017

On Saturday, Juniata College students and professors gathered behind BAC in order to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Huntingdon.
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April 10, 2017

Empty Bowls, which took place last Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., was an event that occurred in Baker Refectory in Ellis Hall that brought the Juniata and Huntingdon community together to raise money for the Huntingdon County Food Banks. This was the eleventh year that Empty Bowls has occurred.
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April 6, 2017

Dan Welliver, associate professor of sociology at Juniata College, has partnered with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which offers a shared classroom environment for college students and incarcerated people. He was available to answer some questions about how the program began, and how it has been received so far.
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April 5, 2017

Last Tuesday, Juniata students and faculty gathered in BAC to hear five panelists’ stories of discrimination.
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April 4, 2017

Kitche Magak is a professor of literary studies from Maseno, Kenya. He came to Juniata on March 22, to talk about conflict and the various ways he felt such problems could be resolved. Magak has an unconventional approach. He believed that conflict could be resolved successfully through art.
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April 3, 2017

March 24, 2017 marked he first annual conference of the Pennsylvania Consortium of Liberal Arts. The consortium includes: Juniata College; Bryn Mawr College; Gettysburg College; Swarthmore College; Dickinson College; Ursinus College; Haverford College; Franklin and Marshall College; Washington and Jefferson College; and Lafayette College. Representatives from all the campuses met in Lancaster for an all-day interactive conference surrounding the issue of free speech.
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April 3, 2017

            The International Politics department hosted a public lecture given by doctoral candidate, Alieu Sanneh on “The Gambia is Africa’s Political Success Story.” Neff Auditorium was filled with students, faculty and a few community members. Sanneh was an engaging and enthusiastic speaker with a passionate, personal connection to his home country of The Gambia.  His lecture lasted for about an hour, focusing on the recent election that saw the removal of President Jammeh, who had ruled for 22 years as a dictator.
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April 3, 2017

Last Wednesday, Roy Nagle, director of environmental health and safety, talked about the lessons he has learned on the Edwin S. George Reserve, a biological research facility owned by the University of Michigan, from a 33-year field study on the conservation and ecology of turtles. This study began in 1987on a reserve that has a variety of different habitats that have been lost due to the urbanizations of landscapes in the United States. The Reserve has a number of wetlands, where Nagle  studied painted turtles, Blanding’s  turtles and snapping turtles to learn about the longevity of turtles.
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March 31, 2017

Members of the Juniata College and Huntingdon communities gathered in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Science Center on Thursday for the third event of the week-long, “Incarceration Conversation,” series.
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March 27, 2017

            In the United States, about 2.2 million incarcerated people are behind bars, more than any other country in the world. A shocking number like that forces us to ask: why are so many members of our communities behind bars, how do we think of them, and what can we do to change that? Lori Pompa, founder of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Temple University asked those very same questions.  
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March 27, 2017

On Monday March 20, The Inside-Out Center presented an informational session on its prison-related education programs that will be partnering with Juniata College in fall 2017. This was the first of the Incarceration week's programming. The Inside-Out Center provides social change through transformative education. Created in 1977, the Inside-Out Center allows incarcerated men and women and college students to meet for the mutual benefit of studying crime, justice and related social issues together as peers. Participants of the program have previously stated that Inside-Out, "transformed the way they viewed themselves in the world."
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March 22, 2017

            Over spring break, John Matter, associate professor of biology, took a class of eight Juniata students down to Florida for his class, Natural History of Florida. This class met once a week before going, and took the week to immerse themselves in what they were learning to conclude their studies. Matter graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in zoology, which gives him great connections to Florida institutions and knowledge about the area. “A number of the places we visited are places I experienced as a graduate student,” he says.
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March 20, 2017

Members of the Juniata community gathered in Neff Lecture Hall on Thursday for a lecture by Sasha Abramsky, of the University of California, Davis.
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March 20, 2017

On March 13, the Juniata Marketing Department unveiled its “Pinning Program” as a part of the Founders’ Day celebration and an extension of the Brand Celebration.
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March 20, 2017

All of us can benefit from kindness, so logically we should extend that kindness to others. Coach Bill Curry gave a lecture at Juniata College last week on the subject of kindness -- something he called “Magnanimitas,” or “greatness of spirit.”
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March 15, 2017

Several students turned in for the Oscars and like previous years they are a buzz with the local drama and controversy over awards, awardees and performances. This year, La La Land was announced as the winner for an Oscar they did not receive, and Auli'i Cravalho’s performance was interrupted when she was hit by a flag. With all of these mishaps, it had proven to be a night of great entertainment.
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March 15, 2017

            Spring break at Juniata took place from March 4 through March 12. Before the students left, they shared what they were going to do over break. From class trips to spending time at home, all students were eager to start their vacation.
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March 10, 2017

For most people, the best way to improve their lives is to do it themselves. Life Coach Joanie Yanusas taught students how to do just that in a life coaching session held on Feb. 28. 
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March 6, 2017

On Thursday morning, President Troha co-hosted an open forum in Ellis Ballroom to talk about the campus climate.
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March 6, 2017

The Bailey Oratorical is Juniata’s longest standing academic tradition, dating back to the first Bailey Oratorical Contest in 1910. A prompt is presented to the entire student body, and those who choose to participate write a 6-8-minute speech presenting their answer or response. This year there were 36 students who tried out for the Bailey Oratorical Contest, with seven making it to the finals. After a final, impassioned presentation of their speeches in front of a full house, the final judgement came. The prompt they had to respond to was: “At the heart of the liberal arts is civic engagement: How can we use the values of our liberal arts education to heal divides in our nation and world?”
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March 1, 2017

A new three-part series at Juniata’s Beeghly Library started on Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. In three one-hour sessions, different objects are pulled from the archives and are available for people to learn more about them. David Sowell, professor of history, discussed two local news articles from 1878, in the talk called, “Discovering the Myth of Mountain Day in Historic Newspapers.”
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February 28, 2017

K.M. Johnson is an associate professor of English at Sacred Heart  College, in Cochin, Kerala, which is in India.  Sacred Heart is one of Juniata’s newest exchange programs.  Johnson is at Juniata for the month of February with three students from Sacred Heart College who are conducting independent research under the supervision of Juniata professors. 
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