Civic Works Celebrates 20 Years of Service in Baltimore City

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks at Civic Works’ 20th Anniersary celebration. (Photo courtesy of Bmore Photography)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks at Civic Works’ 20th Anniersary celebration. (Photo courtesy of Bmore Photography)

Shay Kettner
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Civic Works, an Americorps program and Baltimore’s leading urban service corps, celebrated 20 years of service on April 24 with a lecture presented by environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. titled, “Civic Works & The Green Economy,” held in Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium.

“We need to rationalize our economy so we reward people for doing good things for our environment,” said Kennedy, President of the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper. “An investment in our environment is not a diminishment in our countries wealth.”

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Couraud, Williams Recognized in NCAA Division III Week

ShayKettner

Co-Editor-in-Chief

This April 8-14, Goucher College will be participating in the second annual NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division III Week, as a member of the national Division III sports community.

Hadley Couraud ‘13 (Photo: Goucher College Athletics).

Hadley Couraud ‘13 (Photo: Goucher College Athletics).

The celebration is a “positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III institutions to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community,” said Geoffrey Miller, Goucher College’s Athletic Director.

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Campus Dialogue Addresses Sexual Misconduct Policy

Missy Ballinghoff
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Shay Kettner
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Additional Reporting Courtesy of SGA Senate Minutes:
Travis Miyashiro
SGA Secretary

On Wed. Feb. 20, President Sanford Ungar addressed the social media frenzy, acts of vigilante justice and questions raised about Goucher’s sexual misconduct policy. More than 100 community members consisting of faculty, staff, students and senior staff were in attendance in the Hyman Forum at the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting.

Goucher Community gathered in the Hyman Forum on Feb. 20 to pose questions to persident Ungar about te Sexual misconduct policy. (Chris Riley)

Goucher Community gathered in the Hyman Forum on Feb. 20 to pose questions to persident Ungar about te Sexual misconduct policy. (Chris Riley)

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Committee to Choose New Vice President and Dean of Students by Mid-December

Shay Kettner
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Benjamin Snyder
Managing Editor

A new Vice President and Dean of Students will be chosen from four candidates by mid-December, according to Laurie Burton-Graham, Goucher’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Co-Chair of the search committee. The selected applicant is expected to join the Goucher community at the end of January or early February.

“This is a very quick timeline,” Burton-Graham said, “especially for a position at this level.”

The four finalists were chosen from a pool of over 150 online applications, all of which were reviewed by Burton-Graham and Becky Kurdle, former Chair of the Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the committee.

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Women’s Soccer Ties Record For Winningest Season

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

For the first time since 1994, Goucher Women’s Soccer ended their season on Sat. Oct. 27 with 12 wins.
It is no secret that the team has done something no other women’s soccer team has done at Goucher as of yet. They have left 12 teams scoreless and had seven consecutive wins at the beginning of this season, until falling to Scranton in their first conference game.

Members of the Women’s Soccer Team celebrate a goal. (Photo: Goucher Women’s Soccer Facebook)

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Goucher Supports Kidzpositive Project Through Class Key Chains

Shay Kettner
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Hand beaded flags, pins, necklaces, pens, key chains and more fill many of the tables in the waiting room of Groot Shur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Instead of idly wait as their children receive treatment for HIV, the mothers, HIV positive themselves, bead.

Ms. Nosiphiwe beads the letters “SSJ” into her work to represent Goucher’s Service and Social Justice Community Principle. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Janet Shope).

But the women aren’t crafting to pass the time. Their work is sold across the globe. Running at about $3 for each piece, up to 80% of the purchase price goes directly to the mothers. In exchange for their beadwork, the women earn roughly 150 rans (about $19 USD) a week, enough to support themselves and their families.

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Transfer Students Call Local Hotel Home

Shay Kettner
Co-Editor-in-Chief

When transfer student Hayley Turnbaugh ’15 filled out her housing form for her first fall semester at Goucher College, living at The Sheraton was not on the ballot.Shortly after, she received an email stating she would be living in the hotel with 38 other transfer students.

Now, two weeks into the fall semester, Turnbaugh says, “living at the Sheraton is like living in a fancy, spacious dorm room.”

Student’s room in The Sharaton, Photo Courtesy: Christopher Riley

Even without the colorful nametags and decorated bulletin boards that fill the walls of resident halls on campus, students housed in the hotel are still managing to adapt to the Goucher community, while fostering one of their own.

“All the transfer students are here, so we kind of started our own little side-community,” says Turnbaugh.

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