The Herald meets every Tuesday night in Stern 103,7:00 PM. We Need You. T h e h e r a l d By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 13 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY29,2008 Geneva, NY HSG UPDATE Concert Committee Elections and Club Proposals By Trippe Duke ’08 Managing Editor After last week’s heated discussion re garding student involvement in choosing the concerts that HWS hosts along with the group Live From Geneva, another stu dent representative to the selection board was chosen to better communicate student interest. Live From Geneva is affiliated with a $200,000 grant given last year to support live music for the schobl as well as the surrounding community. As a result o f the grant’s structure, specifically that its intentions are to benefit not only the Colleges but Geneva as well, the concerts chosen cannot be completely controlled by the students. Nonetheless, an accurate student voice is critical in this matter as great concerts are capable o f being a huge draw for prospective stu dents. Drew Shumway ’ 11 was eventually voted in by the quorum as the new student representative. • There was then a proposal by the pro spective club Active Minds on Campus. This group will be aimed at providing information about mental illness, depres sion, anxiety and stress. In addition to providing another support network on campus, this group is a great opportunity for psychology students here on campus. The quorum then heard another pro posal by the Media Club. This group intends to promote a general interest in the world media. In addition to bimonthly meetings discussing anything from new films to CDs, the group plans to produce a documentary film and hopes to have the opportunity to visit film festivals in the future. Next, the quorum heard a proposal from the Eye-To-Eye Club, which hopes to engage members o f the HWS and Gene va community with learning differences. This club will work in coordination with the HWS-sponsored project Eye-To-Eye, which will pair college and middle school students in the hopes o f motivating and supporting young students identified with learning differences. There will also be a presentation o f the Film Hear and Now, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Festival, on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room. Each of these clubs will be voted on at next week’s meeting. Any interested students are urged to attend Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in Coxe 8. Check Out The Back Page for The Photo of ths.Week Academy Award Winners Best and Worst Dressed NEW Green Column HWS Equestrian Team Opens Strong at Recent Horse Shows Several members of the team left to right from top: Michelle Badagnani ’09, Alix Coursen ’09, Charlie Levin ’11, Julianne Staino ’10, Emily Melchior ’08, Coach Sarah Barge ’02, Captain Rebecca Dennee ’10. Bottom row: Captain Cassie Carnright ’10, Maya Bogdanow ’11, and Lauren Nitahara ’08. Capital Campaign Upcoming Renovations ByTJRadzwich Herald Contributor With the Capital Campaign in full effect and $130 million raised out of the goal of $160 million, it seemed like a good idea to describe a few of the Capital Projects that are in the works. Over the next few weeks many of these projects will be described in more detail, so that you have a better idea of what is already underway here on the Hobart and 'William Smith campus. A goal of $ 8 million was set for three projects focusing mainly on sports and athletics. The renovations and expansions planned include the fitness center at the Bristol Field House, Boswell Field, and the Elliot Varsity House. For the past 17 years since Bristol Field House was originally built, it has undergone many renovations to accommodate for greater usage. Soon to be under-way is a 3,400- square-foot addition to enlarge the fitness center, upgrade the cardiovascular and strength training equipment and expand the second floor with a group exercise room. For Boswell Field a new state-of-the-art synthetic playing surface will be added, which will allow for more use, by not only varsity sports, but also intramurals and clubs as well. There are also plans for a jogging track, new field lighting, and a walkway to better connect the Field House with the rest of campus. Lastly, the Elliot Varsity House, current home to the Hobart Football and Lacrosse teams, will receive a 4,700-square-foot expansion which includes dedicated team rooms for Hobart and William Smith lacrosse and Hobart Squash teams, upgrades to the William Smith Squash team room, and more storage space for HWS sports medicine equipment. S u m m e r , H W S S t y l e By TJ Radzwich Herald Contributor Spending the summer months on the HWS campus mingling, selling drink vouchers, along with many others, might not be an attractive option to many people, but This is a fun event to work or at least be on campus for those who have stayed would probably tell you otherwise, because of the sheer excitement the returning alumni bring Students here in the summer enjoy beautiful warm to the campus. In addition, at the end of the event there is a weather, pick-up ultimate ffisbee and soccer every week, great fireworks display and a live band on.the quad, the relaxation of being on a quiet campus without having If these things aren’t exactly what you are locking for classes, and lastly getting to swim in the lake every day. I you can always check out the different offices on campus, can completely support the claim of the summers being Most offices are usually looking for a few student workers amazing, having spent almost the entirety of my last two over the summer. I have spent one of my summer simply here at HWS., giving tours for admissions every day. This was a great • When deciding to stay on campus, the first step experience, and after a long and hot day of walking around is' finding a reason to stay. There are a variety of jobs to in the baking sun, I Would head down to Bozzuto Boathouse choose which can range in length from a few days up to ten for a nice relaxing afternoon consisting of some swimming Weeks. The most beneficial of these would probably be the and a nap. Stimmer Science Research program, If you happen to be a If you are planning on doing some kind of internship science student, either major or minor, this is something this summer which will have you away from campus you to definitely look into. Almost every science department, can always look into other jobs for the very end of the be it biology, chemistry, or physics, Offers some form of summer/beginning of the sehoOlyear. Orientation Mentors summer research. Each professor with a research project for next years Orientation will get the chance to come back hires between one and three students to help with their a few days early for training, of course this is an unpaid fesearch..There are several advantages to taking a summer position. . research position: 1) It is a great thing to put oh a resume, ■ No matter what it is that you like to do, you can 2)- It is basically a' paid summer internship, with a stipend Usually find something here for the summer. All these of about $3,000,3) Housing On Campus during the summer opportunities are equally exciting, and if it is something is covered unlike some other on campus jobs. that ybu really are looking irito the best step would be to A number of other short term jobs are also available, ask around. Professors, Current bosses or even friends Reunion, whiCh is an annual' event, is another great may all have ideas for summer jobs. If you are too late in opportunity. The many positions for working at Reunion applying for the position for this summer, definitely don’t include helping with set-up and break-down a t the nightly forget about next year, t highly recommend it if you want a events, escorting the older alumni around campus, simple complete experience while here at HWS. ’' v ■• ' ‘ ' 1 . - ■ ■ The Jerald Inside NEWS AND CAMPUS REPORT The Green Column Thumbs Up Thumbs Down C lassics F e stival U p com ing Events i * • , ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Academy Awards Review Yesottia Tells It Like It Is Definitely, Maybe Movie Review SPORTS 200$ Sailing Preview THE BACK PAGE This Week in Sports Photo of the Week Short Stories or Poems? the Herald is tlbto taiing submissions for our new Perspectives’ section. Feel free to submit your work by 5pm Monday evening to Herald@hws.edu. .