The Dickinsonian

Letter from the Editor

Matthew Korb '14, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2014

“[The Dickinsonian at faculty meetings] would encourage transparency and would bring students closer to a process that may be foreign to them.” -Anonymous Dickinson Student, Buzzocracy post Though I had -in a more i...

An Icy Mess

Brendan Birth '16, Columnist

February 17, 2014

I was going to write an editorial on why it made sense to keep Dickinson open during snow events like the one on Monday, February 3rd. Then there was the ice storm on Wednesday, February 5th. Many professors and students made...

Senate Approves Pub Night

Matthew Korb '14, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2014

As part of an overarching goal to increase student interaction on campus, Dickinson’s Student Senate approved the Allison Pub event series for the Spring 2014 semester on Jan. 21. The approved motion, drafted and advanced...

James Hansen and the Economics of Climate Change

Tony Underwood, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

November 22, 2013

Dr. James Hansen, our 2013 Joseph Priestley Award recipient, gave an impassioned plea for action to address global climate change in his address on November 7. Despite my agreement regarding the urgent need for policies to address anthropogenic climate change, I lef...

Creativity Takes Many Forms, But Often Starts with Form

Adrienne Su, Associate Professor of English Poet-in-Residence

November 14, 2013

In creative-writing workshops at Dickinson, I’ve been assigning poetry prompts for well over a decade. Sometimes – but never at the beginning – they’re wide-open, such as: Write a poem on any topic, in any form. Oth...

Continuing the Conversation: Keep on Questioning

Susan D. Rose, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology Director of Community Studies Center

October 31, 2013

I have been reading with interest the op-ed columns in the Dickinsonian. Over Fall Pause (what a wonderful thing!), I’ve had a chance to pause and reflect, and the time to offer a few comments in conversation with past commentators. I agree, we need to interrogate ...

Known Unknowns, Clouds, and The Government Shutdown

David O’Connell, Assistant Professor - Department of Political Science

October 17, 2013

A few weeks ago, a colleague in my department asked me whether I thought there was a realistic chance that the government would shut down due to various Republican-Democrat disagreements, some related to healthcare, some not....

Consequences of the Shutdown

Sarah E. Niebler, Asst Prof Political Science

October 10, 2013

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the federal government shut down. For the first time in 17 years, members of the federal government who were deemed “non-essential” were told not to report to work. As of Sunday...

Campus Discusses Carbon Emissions

Elizabeth Lowman ’16, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013

On a campus with a prominent focus on sustainability, students, faculty and administration come together to find ways to reduce Dickinson’s carbon emissions. The Climate Task Force, an organization made up of students and...

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