Rising junior Jack Meyer, who is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, has written a review of the movie The Great Gatsby. The main problem with Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is that it hovers in a gray area between outrageous spectacle and melodrama. Read what else he writes here.
Beginning May 18, the Collegeville Farmers’ Market will feature a new vendor: the Ursinus Organic Farm. Dean Scott 2014, the Student Director of the farm, and Brandon Hoover, Sustainability Program Coordinator of Ursinus College, have been busy preparing the farm for the 2013 growing season. Read More
Pearl Steinberg, a junior Communications major from New York City, was awarded a scholarship from the Lagrant Foundation in Los Angeles. The Lagrant Foundation offers support to exceptional students in communications-related programs. She recently completed a semester studying in Sevilla, Spain.
Professor of Theater Domenick Scudera wrote an article called “Teaching While Gay,” published in the May 13 Chronicle of Higher Education. He writes about the difficulty, as a gay professor, leading open classroom discussions in which students express opinions on homosexuality. The article can be found at http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-While-Gay/139097/ .
An image from a current series of photographs by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Sarah Kaufman, Seeping Inside, was included in a Huffington Post article on women in the arts. The article is ‘Pen And Brush’: Female Artist Non Profit Director Janice Sands Talks Women And Art and the slide is #14, Untitled (Stripes) Digital C-Print 2012.
Commencement speaker Samuel Keen asked some 410 seniors to take a “leap of faith” during the 140th Commencement Ceremony May 10 on the front lawn of the College. Read More
Mark Ellison, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is a panelist at an upcoming forum discussing thought-provoking questions in religion and science. “Creation or Big Bang Theory: A Forum on Religion and Science” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 121 Church St., Phoenixville, will take place May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Read More
Two Ursinus students interested in enhancing their leadership skills were named Kemper Scholars, selected by the James S. Kemper Foundation in Chicago, Ill. Rising sophomores Youssef Boussen of Silver Spring, Md., and Micaela Lyons of Plainfield, N.J., were chosen from a group of finalists from colleges across the country. Read More
Seven Ursinus students are charged with connecting the heady questions of humanity to students’ everyday lives. For them, even the most typical experience can seem like a revelation. Read More