Letter from faculty to student body: A call to action

Dear Goucher Students:

While scanning the recent headlines in this newspaper, we couldn’t help noticing that, regarding important campus issues, the most frequent subject is “administration.” As in: “Campus Vandalism leads to growing administration concerns,” or: “Facing tuition deficits, administration initiates cutbacks.”
We wondered: why aren’t there more events on the same subjects – campus vandalism and the school’s budget crisis, for instance – that would require The Q to have “student” as subject? In other words, is the administration really the only party “concerned”? And, do students know the tremendous power that they have to change things on campus, not only among students, but also with faculty and  administration? And, lastly, do students know enough about the ways that that power can be used?
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Peace Studies professor adopts interactive, communal approach

Rachel Brustein
Co-Features Editor

Ailish Hopper, or simply, Ailish, is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of the Peace Studies department, who is in her thirteenth

Professor Alish Hopper in a Van Meter classroom between classes. (Photo: Rachel Brustein)

Professor Alish Hopper in a Van Meter classroom between classes. (Photo: Rachel Brustein)

year of teaching at Goucher. She has published several poems and essays, and two books over the past decade. In addition to being known for going by her first name, she is also known for her no hand-raising policy in class and for making students think about and question everyday life

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