“Home Away From Home,” a student art showcase

Ryan Derham
Co-Global Editor

The latest student art show, compiled by Sara Nuttle ‘14 and Ariella Rodban ‘14,

Sara Nuttle ‘14 and Ariella Rodban ‘14 at their show opening in Meyerhoff Art Gallery (Photo courtesy of Ariella Rodban)

Sara Nuttle ‘14 and Ariella Rodban ‘14 at their show opening in Meyerhoff Art Gallery (Photo courtesy of Ariella Rodban)

titled “Home Away From Home,” depicts their collaborative works representing their time abroad. At Goucher, many students go abroad and return with many memories and stories, but few have outlets to express those moments. Nuttle and Rodban both felt strongly about their time abroad and were happy to create a show solely on the places that they now call their second homes.
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Letters from Berlin: Stammtisch

Ruby Tucker
Staff Writer

It is 12:15 p.m. on this beautiful Friday morning and remains from last nights damage surround me. I’m sure that most of us have been there, where the ruins of the night before stare you right in the face the moment you wake up. The empty wine bottle, 197 matches on my tinder (yes world I have one, which is another article for another time), and of course the inevitable dirty dishes all around me. Not having class on Friday is a blessing and a curse. Here I have a lovely lengthy addition to my weekend, yet it is also an excuse to waste a perfectly beautiful day. Whenever Thursday rolls around it is a tradition at my school to go to an event called “Stammtisch” where everyone meets at a designated bar to get drinks and practice their German. However, inevitably not much Deutsch discussion goes down. This weekly event has become a staple in my Berliner life routine. It is really the only community time I have with my peers and it is just pure fun. I find it interesting that this is a time in some of our lives where it is somewhat acceptable to “waste time.” Now, this is not an article supporting hangovers, drinking, or the act of slacking off, but I think it is nice to simply acknowledge that college is a time in our lives, or at least in mine, where I am okay with the fact that I spend my Fridays alarm-less and utterly plan-less. I think I owe it to myself, and this time, to loosen up and not worry about “wasting time,” especially if that time is fun. I have my Fridays free to do whatever I want, and I know one day those will be a rare gift. So today, on this Friday, I have decided that sometimes waking up to “damage” isn’t all that bad. In fact, it is a nice reminder that sometimes a little craziness in life makes life worth living. It reminds me that I am young, and I have a lot more time in the future to be responsible. Besides, it is always a fun surprise when you wake up remembering the conversation last night about planning a date the next day.

Until next time, 

Ruby.

Marriage equality in Uganda

Jessica Gude 
Staff Writer

For several years in the United States, a major item on the political agenda of the national and state

Kenyan activists protest outside the Ugandan high commision over the country’s anti-gay bill (Photo: Google Images)

Kenyan activists protest outside the Ugandan high commision over the country’s anti-gay bill (Photo: Google Images)

legislators has been marriage equality.  Currently 17 states have officially legalized same sex marriage, meaning that it is legal in just over one third of the states. The global percentage is far more modest. While a total of 17 countries, mostly European and South American, have legalized same sex marriage, the general outcry as of late has been against these unions. 
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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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Discovering the meaning of the study abroad experience

Zoe Malkin
Staff Writer.

How to begin an article encapsulating my time thus far in Denmark: Did I want to give little factoids about Copenhagen and its people? For example, how Danes leave their children in strollers outside of grocery stores and cafés because the city is so safe. There has never been a kidnapping in Denmark! Or, that all public libraries are closed on Sundays, a college student’s prime day for work. But I thought that I wanted to share much more than that. And so here is my attempt to encapsulate this experience.
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