Athlete Profile: Cross country senior, Hugh Geller

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

Hugh Geller is a legacy. Perhaps not in the universe, but definitely at Goucher – he’s a fourth generation Goucher student and a senior captain on the cross country team. But despite his legacy, Goucher wasn’t his first choice, and he certainly wasn’t coming here to run.

Geller ‘14 poses after practice in the Varsity Room. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Geller ‘14 poses after practice in the Varsity Room. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

“I ended up being recruited for track because Goucher needed high jumpers, so I did an overnight with the team and fell in love with the school,” he recalled. Geller no longer high jumps, but rather runs long distance races. He began his cross country career senior year of high school after quitting soccer. “I quickly built up to the long runs which meant I was surrounded by people who loved running,” Geller commented. But the intensity at Goucher is far different from high school.
“Compared to now, my high school training seemed to be a bit of a free-for-all; we were just told to work hard, but didn’t necessarily know what that looked like or meant. College has taught me how to run a smart race and how to manage pain and fear,” he said.
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SGA Update

Samuel Kessler
News Editor

Goucher College Student Assembly met for the first time  on October 13, 2013.
“[Assembly will be a] very committee-oriented structure,” described President Hayim Wolf ’14, in the secretary’s notes. Structurally, Wolf noted that he will be responsible for the agenda of issues discussed in each meeting. Students will be required to submit requests to him by Wednesday or Thursday of the week preceding Assembly, and the Executive Board will approve the agenda he will create based on those requests. Wolf plans to publish the agenda both online and physically, possibly outside of Pearlstone Dining Hall.
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Japan wins contest for host of 2020 Summer Olympics

Anna Martin
Staff Writer

Just two years after surviving one of the worst natural disasters in its history, Japan is celebrating their winning bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Having

3-d computer generated proposal for Tokyo Olympic Stadium [Photo: Google Images]

3-d computer generated proposal for Tokyo Olympic Stadium [Photo: Google Images]

previously hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, it will be the first Asian city to host the Games twice. Tokyo beat Istanbul and Madrid, who were tied for second place. Had Istanbul won the bid, it would have been first Muslim country to host the Games.
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Shootings in Nairobi mall, effect on U.S. national security

Ryan Derham
Co-Global Editor

In the aftermath of the shootings in the Nairobi mall in which 67 people died (including 18 foreigners), several important questions have presented themselves. For one, tourism revenue in Kenya has lost a potential $200-$250 million. Tourism is Kenya’s largest source of income, and as a tourist destination, this is a substantial blow to the economy. What does this mean for the future of developed African nations? Within the country there is hope for recovery, but other issues associated with the bombings prove to be additional obstacles. The shootings were a result of the Islamist militants, Shabab, to gain power and initiate religious warfare. Some people in the mall, on acknowledging their Muslim identity, were spared. Following attacks in 1998 and 2007, Kenyan residents proved their resilience. But, these attacks have shaken the nation and recovery, especially economic, from this is questionable. This year tourism rates will drop rapidly, and a newly established middle class may, once again, find themselves struggling. Whether or not this proves to be a step backwards remains to be determined.
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Ungar announces resignation, committee begins search

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

On June 28, Sanford J. Ungar, Goucher’s tenth president, sent an email to the community saying he plans to resign in one year. The announcement

President Ungar announced this summer that he will step down as president in one year [Photo: Anna Martin]

President Ungar announced this summer that he will step down as president in one year [Photo: Anna Martin]

came as a surprise to trustees and students, but Ungar stated that he did not take his decision lightly. With four different contracts during his 13-year presidency, Ungar’s newest agreement was three one-year contracts, in which he would notify the board of trustees if he planned to stay for one or two more years. This summer, he decided it was time to step down.
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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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What’s Your Couch Pointed Towards?: Amazon Pilots

Addie Maxwell
Opinion Editor

Yes, we’re all excited about new episodes of Arrested Development streaming on Netflix May 26th, but while you’re waiting, why not check out another Amazon’s eight new original comedy pilots.  These eight episodes are currently free online.  Viewers get to vote for which shows they like the best, and the top contenders will be produced as entire series.

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