The Student Government Association held a meeting on March 31 to discuss the
changes that will occur in the Goucher student government if the proposed constitution is ratified. The proposal, which requires 750 student signatures, will change the student government drastically.
Amid the various faculty offices on the second floor of Van Meter sits a modest yet
influential man who has dedicated 56 years of his life to Goucher College. Dr. Eli Velder started teaching part-time at Goucher in 1958.
“I got a phone call from the then chair of the department asking me if I would like to teach one course,” Velder said. “I knew her and she knew me because she was on my doctoral committee at Hopkins. One course [turned into] two courses, then three courses … By 1963 I became full-time.”
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The women’s lacrosse team is making program history. For the first time since 2001, before Goucher joined the Landmark Conference, the Gophers are
2-0 in their conference season. The team has been successful out of conference play as well, with a record of 6-4. This record ties them with Catholic University and leaves them just half a point behind top seed Susquehanna.
Small, but mighty. Small, but fast. It’s easy to focus on her petite exterior when
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.
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.
“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.
YouTubers have become a new source of pop culture in the last few years. Bands and artists have been able to create a following that can only be described as grassroots pop culture. What this means is that the bands and artists on YouTube upload their videos after shooting them themselves, editing them themselves, and uploading them themselves.
On Feb. 8, I went to a concert in Philadelphia, which was a part of the Freaks and Geeks Tour headlined by Hollywood Ending with opening acts This is All Now and King the Kid. The three bands started on YouTube, uploading their videos and gaining a following all on their own. No producers, no record labels, nothing. They worked for everything they got. I was mainly there to photograph King the Kid but I happened to take pictures of the other bands as well.