The Herald meets every Tuesday night in Stern 103,7:00 PM. We Need You. By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 12 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY22,2008 Geneva, NY H S G /W S C UPDATE Heated Debate over Concert Grant Allocations By Trippe Duke ‘08 Managing Editor Last Tuesday, the Hobart Student Government (HSG) and the William Smith Congress (WSC) held a joint meeting to lay out the plans for the rest of the semester. Hopefully with both quorums on the same page, there will be some more organization and efficiency in dealing with the three goals outlined by the prospective presidents Kelly Stephens ’09 and Jake Napier ’09. These specific points involve refitting thebroke down shuttle system, correcting the SodexHo meal ‘swipe’ extortion, as well as discussing some options concerning WEOS budgeting. With these three goals in mind, it has yet to be seen whether or not the twp quorums Will have the energy, and more importantly the “person-power,” to , actually make some headway in resolving these issues. The shuttle system may be reorganized into a scheduled loop system, which would correct the issues some students are having with long waits. It was not discussed, however, that the loop system was used as recently as spring 2004 and was changed to its current format due to problems. Meal plan issues concern the disparity between what a meal “swipe” will purchase you and what it actually costs. Currently, one meal at the SAGA main dining hall costs $8.50, while one meal swipe at the Cellar Pub or Cafe will get you $5.75. The problem is that they are charged equally as meal “swipes,” which has caused concern that using meals at the Cellar Pub or the Cafd (an option normally open only to Seniors) ends up cheating students out of money. The WEOS issues stirred up some emotion among the quorum attendees, as $36,000 per year of student tax dollars is allocated to the college radio station that broadcasts primarily NPR shows in Ithaca. There was much concern by HSG President Jake Napier thatthe studenttax dollars should be going more towards a HWS- oriented ratio station. It was then brought up that the Colleges actually have another station, WHWS that could accommodate a more campus oriented programming. The meeting then quickly broke into one of the more entertaining debates either quorum had seen all yean about issues concerning the level of student involvement and participation with band choices paid for by the 200K concert grant This grant was given last year, and is intended to be spent by the end of next academic year. There were many .unknown stipulations of the grant itself, specifically that it is supposed to benefit the surrounding community as well. There were many attendees that were upset that last week’s concert featuring Donna and the Buffalo was not even considered a choice according to the student survey sent out last year. There are plans to hold an open forum in the coming weeks to boost student involvement in this important decision, as recent concerts can potentially be a great draw to potential students thinking about attending the Colleges. Student Tax Dollars Hard at Work IF YOU DON’T LIKE AMERICA YOU CAN GET OUT!! Herald Staff Housing Review By Herald Staff It is quickly coming to that time where students are getting organized for their housing arrangements for next year. This is a critical move for every campus resident since this decision could possibly be the most important one made for next year. Where one lives has so much to do with the overall quality of experience of the year, and getting organized and knowing the in and out of the housing system plays a huge role in how the upcoming year will be remembered. If you already have it really planned out and have a friend in charge of a theme house that can recognize your ‘random’ application essay and get you in, you are all set But if not this is a critical moment as housing is running short on campus and nobody wants to end up in the Sherrill basement This issue could be easily resolved if the Colleges would allow more seniors off campus, thus freeing up space in the more coveted residences. But since that is unlikely to happen given how much money the Colleges make forcing students to live on campus, getting a good room should be a priority as HWS is expecting one of the biggest incoming classes in history. Emerson Hall: is always a viable option, especially for Juniors. These suites are the biggest on campus and have their own bathrooms/ lounges, just make sure that you get along with everyone you are living with. There have been multiple cases of cabin fever due to the close quarters you will be sharing with your five other roommates, but the potential of these suites is off the charts. Odells: One would say being a Junior and getting to live in Odell's is a lucky thing and I would have to agree. This year I lucked out and got a rare chance to experience the village by the pond. Actually, a few more juniors than normal got this opportunity because of a mix- up with housing that led to something known simply as the “special lottery.” There are a number of positives and negatives about firing in Odell’s. On the one hand, it is nice haring your own single, a full kitchen with a dishwasher, two bathrooms for four people, and the luxury of being extremely close to the field house. But there are still some Continued on page 3 Hobart Graduate Peter G. Tierney III is Ordained to Episcopal Priesthood February 18, 2008 (Needham, MA) The Rev. Peter G. Tiemey ID, of Newton, MA, was ordained to the sacred order of priests on Friday, February 15, 2007, at Grace & Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2927 DixWell Avenue, Hamden, CT. _ The Rt. Rev. Jack McKelvey, seventh bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, NY, or dained Tierney and celebrated the Holy Eucharist. Other as sisting clergy included The Rev. Julie Kelsey, rector of Grace & St. Peter’s; The Rev. Rob ert. G. Windsor, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Needham, MA; The Rev. Jonathan Mitchican, associ ate rector: of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, MD; and Tierney’s wife, The Rev. Veronica Tiemey, deacon. ’ * Tiemey says he Was extremely moved When the Hamden parish opened its doors fof his ordination to the priesthood, as it twi$ one of the parishes where he Served as'gin intern whilestudying at Yale Divin ity “School. ' ■ '“Grace & St. Peter’s was very support ive of ine during my internship,” Tierney skid. “Julie [Kelsey] was my preaching idhtructor at seminary. It was a treinen- ddUs privilege to share the pulpit with fcer while I was an intern. The church’s Ideation provides an opportunity to bring tdgether family members, parishioners and clergy from the various congregations I’ve served during my time of prepara tion for the priesthood. I’m happy these people who mean so much to me will have a chance to meet each other and worship together,” pastoral care. ‘T am particularly looking forward to traveling with our youth group down to Kentucky in April, to build homes for people in need through Habitat for Hu manity,” Tiemey said. Located at the intersection of High land Avenue and Rosemary Street, Christ Episcopal Church has been a cornerstone of Episcopal/Anglican worship, Christian education and community outreach in the Needham area and beyond for over 10 0 years. All are welcome at Christ Episcopal Church. Tiemey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart. College (2003) and is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, where he earned a Master of Divinity in 2006 and a Master of Sacred The ology in 2007. . A native o f Penn Yan, NY, Tiemey was ordained to the diaponate by Bishop McKelvey on June 30,2007, at the Church of$t. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene in downtown Rochester, NY. Hebegan servingascurateofChrist .Episcopal Church on Sept. 1,2007. During his term at Christ Church, Tierney’s focused areas of involvement will include working with the high school youth group; contributing to the church’s adult Christian education program; and For backpvund information: Christ Episcopal Church, Needham, Grace and St. Peter ’s Episcopal Church, Hamden, The United States Episcopal Church The Jerald Inside NEWS AND CAMPUS REPORT Herald Housing Review P o lice Blotter HSG Update You Know What Really. G rinds My, Gears? 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