Athlete Profile: Desirae Moten, track and field.Christine Cherry Sports Editor

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

Small, but mighty. Small, but fast. It’s easy to focus on her petite exterior when

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

talking about freshman Desirae Moten’s athletic endeavors in sprint events on the track. The 200m specialist from Philadelphia, Pa. joined the Gophers this past season on the track. When asked why she chose Goucher, Moten answered, “[What] I enjoyed every time I visited [was] the energy the students had, and how encouraging and helpful they were … they said Goucher is about encouraging and helping you find the right paths.” And one of those ‘paths’ Moten decided to take was joining the track team, after competing all four years of high school.
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Provost Marc Roy announces Dr. LaJerne Cornish as Goucher’s new associate dean of undergraduate studies

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

Samuel Kessler
News Editor

Provost Marc Roy announced in an email to the faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 16 that LaJerne Cornish will assume the role of associate dean of undergraduate studies next fall.

LaJerne Cornish, chair of the education department and chair of faculty, in her office in Van Meter (Photo: Christopher Riley)

LaJerne Cornish, chair of the education department and chair of faculty, in her office in Van Meter (Photo: Christopher Riley)

“I’m very excited. I’ve worked closely with LaJerne in her role as chair of the faculty for the last three years,” Roy said. “She is absolutely wonderful in the way she works with students and her colleagues and I am very excited to have the chance to continue working with her in this capacity.”
The Provost first announced the search for current Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Amanda Thom Woodson’s replacement in a Jan. 13 letter to faculty and staff. Woodson will meet her two-term limit this spring semester and Roy asked for nominations and self-nominations. According to Woodson, other members of the staff and faculty asked to be part of the interview process, including Woodson’s assistant, the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Peejo Sehr, and Frona Brown, the college disabilities specialist. After going through the nomination and interview processes, Roy explained, “LaJerne was the best candidate.”
This sentiment continues across the college community.
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Scoop’s Corner: Snow days, schedules, and procrastination

Samantha Cooper
Staff Writer

I don’t know where all of this work suddenly came from. It’s not as much as last semester, but it’s still hard adjusting to my new schedule.

Dragon sculpture behind Pearlstone after the blizzard last week (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Dragon sculpture behind Pearlstone after the blizzard last week (Photo: Christopher Riley)

I’m not used to chunks of time between classes, and even though I try to do homework during those blocks, I’ve been getting distracted by the Internet and food. I want to eat right after I get out of class and then before my next one. But I also want to do work. And somehow I find myself on Facebook or Buzzfeed or Fanfiction.net or a hundred other websites. It’s a horrible habit and one I’m sure I share with many of you. I will admit it: I am a procrastinator. It’s a good thing I don’t have a Tumblr; otherwise nothing would ever get done. And I know how much I would enjoy it but I am aware that with great power comes great responsibility. But I am also trying to use my procrastination ways wisely.
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Sharnell Huff scores 1,000 career points

June Chiango
Staff Writer

When something happens for the first time in thirteen years, there is reason to celebrate. Sharnell Huff, a senior on the women’s

Sharnell Huff poses for a picture infront in the main gym (Photo: Christoher Riley)

Sharnell Huff poses for a picture in front in the main gym (Photo: Christoher Riley)

basketball team, is celebrating 1,000 points scored in her career. The last time a Gopher achieved such a record was in 2001. It’s obvious that Huff has an inner passion for basketball. She commented, “Just the intensity of the game and competing is what I love.”
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Provost Roy visits Goucher Assembly, explains faculty cuts

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

Provost Marc Roy attended Student Assembly on Sunday, Nov. 24 to present the

Provost Marc Roy talks to students about the budget deficits in the Hyman Forum (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Provost Marc Roy talks to students about the budget deficits in the Hyman Forum (Photo: Christopher Riley)

college’s recent budgetary restraints and subsequent changes with the student to faculty ratio.
About 80 students gathered in the Hyman Forum to hear Roy’s presentation, which began with an overview of the college’s financial shortfalls in tuition net-revenue.
“This year our budget has about six main areas; two-thirds of the budget comes from net undergraduate tuition and fees and housing and dining,” Roy said. “That means tuition after any financial aid you received is factored out… That’s $40 million right there.”
Roy explained that the college’s expenses must equal its revenue. Therefore, when the college budgeted for more students than the number that actually enrolled, they had to re-balance the budget. In addition, Roy explained that within the college’s $59.9 million budget, about two-thirds is designated to salaries and benefits for faculty and staff.
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