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Lauren Knudson has 35 articles published.


College to build outdoor social space, restrooms by Olde Club

The administration and facilities departments are working to renovate the grassy space by Olde Club and the fraternities by building a new small building with a handicap accessible restroom and a more adaptable outdoor space. The project has run into financing obstacles, but the goal is to start construction in the spring of 2016. “We… Keep Reading


Smith installed as 15th president of college

This past weekend over 1,200 people came to campus to celebrate the inauguration of President Valerie Smith. The celebrations started on Friday, October 2 with the Tree Planting Ceremony and came to a close Saturday, October 3 with the Installation Ceremony. Smith was named the 15th president of the college last February. Previously, she was… Keep Reading


Admissions will no longer consider essay scores

The admissions office has changed its admission requirements and will no longer require or evaluate SAT or ACT essays. Several key factors played into this decision, including an internal study that found low correlation between SAT/ACT essay scores and college performance, a desire to be more accommodating to low-income students, and changes to the SAT… Keep Reading

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