St. Lawrence University

The alma mater of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it has no plans to rescind an honorary degree it awarded the Maine Republican despite requests from alumni and faculty, the Associated Press reports.

Hundreds of St. Lawrence University alumni who opposed the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh signed a letter to the university calling for the revocation, stating that Collins is ‘‘not deserving of it in the face of her recent actions.’’

Collins cast a critical vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

The upstate New York university said the school is ‘‘non-partisan and without political party affiliations.’’ It says St. Lawrence ‘‘has never rescinded any earned or honorary degree, and it has no intention of doing so in this situation.’’

Collins graduated from the New York university in 1975 and received the honorary degree last year.

Goddard College

Goddard College in Vermont Sept. 21 was placed on probation by the New England Association of Schools, according to the Associated Press.

Officials say the college needs to address issues with organization and its financial resources.

Michelle Barber, who serves as the school's interim director of marketing, says the college is currently working on organizational issues. Barber says the commission didn't find any issues with the college's academic programs.

Tuition and fees account for over 90 percent of the college's operating budget. According to Barber, enrollment this semester is down about 50 percent compared to fall 2010. Bernard Bull was recently named the college's next president. He is scheduled to start next month.

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Alexis Colbert’s senior year at Dartmouth

Three favored classes follow.

Internship at American University of Kuwait: I took this time to find an internship and that ended up taking me all the way to Kuwait. I worked full time at the American University of Kuwait in the Marketing office, the Office of Student Life, and the Writing Center. For ten weeks I walked to and from work, tutored students, planned events for the university, wrote articles for the website, and transferred digital archives. Being able to see the Middle East from a perspective other than what is covered in Western television was priceless.

Colonialism and its Legacies: Colonialism is not an event, it is a process. For the winter, I decided to escape the Hanover cold and go to New Zealand and the University of Auckland, where it was summer, for the anthropology foreign study program. The course taught by a Dartmouth professor was my favorite by far. Professor Sienna Craig taught the course Colonialism and its Legacies, we also had a teacher's assistant named Grant that attended every lecture, and brought forth readings that I didn't know I needed in my life. Over the course of ten weeks you discuss the lasting effects of colonialism on communities, the prospect of decolonization and what that could mean or look like, and study the colonization of New Zealand.

History and Culture of Spain: For the spring I went to Barcelona on the Spanish language study abroad. During my time there I took a course called History and Culture taught by a faculty member at the University of Barcelona. This course was my favorite because we spent a lot of time talking about art and how it relates to the social and political context of the artist. My favorite artist is Goya, he was a Spanish painter and during this class we spent over a week talking about him in lectures and also saw some of his most famous pieces in person while visiting Madrid.

 

A-E thinks that a quick trip through multiple schools in four continents is an easy and convenient trip before the snows hits his Canisteo hut.