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Learning on the Reservation

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As part of the President's Distinguished Speaker Series, [b]Valentina Merdanian[/b], director of institutional relations at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota, spoke on campus about her school and issues surrounding Native American reservations, such as poverty. [br][br]A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Ms. Merdanian is a lifelong resident of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, an impoverished two million acres of land where her school is located.

Close Look at Marine Life

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Students in a comparative anatomy class taught by [b]Dr. John Jahoda[/b], professor of biology, had the opportunity to perform dissections and necropsies (autopsies) on sea turtles that were part of the recent stranding on Cape Cod.[br][br]"Cape Cod acts as a natural trap and some percentage of sea turtles that come here during the summer months fail to find their way south around the Cape and end up being cold stunned as the water cools in the fall and summer," said Dr. Jahoda.

Next Stop: Capitol Hill

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Social work student [b]Diana DeMont[/b] ranks among the select number of undergraduates chosen nationwide to present at this year's Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. [br][br]"I am pleasantly surprised and very honored," said Ms. DeMont of West Springfield, who will head to the Capitol April 23-24 for the event. [br] [br]Each year, top research projects from colleges and universities across the country are chosen by CUR to be exhibited in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

RecycleMania Underway

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For the fifth consecutive year, BSU's recycling program is participating in RecycleMania, an annual waste-minimization competition held over eight weeks across the United States and Canada. In previous years, BSU has earned first-place titles in the contest.[br][br]From Feb. 5 until April 6, BSU will join nearly 30 colleges and universities from Massachusetts, and more than 600 nationwide, in reporting the amount of recycling and trash collected on their campuses each week. [br][br]At the end of the competition, the institutions will be ranked in various categories.

'Live' from BSU (Multimedia)

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Check out this recent event via BSU podcast:[br][br][b]Dr. Michael Sutcliffe[/b], former municipal manager of Durban, South Africa, delivers his talk, "The geographies of transformation in a democratic South Africa," in the Science and Math Center auditorium. [br][br]A leading geographer in South Africa, Dr. Sutcliffe, who was actively involved in the struggle against apartheid, chaired the post-apartheid demarcation project that redefined municipal and provincial regions, substantially changing the politics in his country toward a more democratic system.

All for One

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The campus community rallied for one of its own five days after a reported assault on a [i]Comment[/i] writer who'd written an editorial in favor of gay marriage.[br][br]Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and administrators crowded the quadrangle in front of Boyden Hall for a lengthy rally that was also attended by members of the institution's cabinet. [br][br]"We come together to confront ignorance, violence, hatred and all that constitutes injustice on our campus and in our world," said opening speaker President [b]Dana Mohler-Faria[/b].

Progress Report

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President [b]Dana Mohler-Faria[/b] welcomed seven state lawmakers to a legislative breakfast held in the Dunn Conference Center to apprise them of recent developments and future plans at the institution.[br][br]"This morning I'd like to share with you a progress report about this university, and I want to express to you, on behalf of all of us at Bridgewater, our gratitude to you in the legislature and to the other leaders at the state level who've had the faith and confidence to continue to support us, to allow us to grow and develop, by providing the resources we need," he said.[br

Equal Terms

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"Race, Gender and Popular Culture" was the theme of an informative dialogue session held in the Rondileau Campus Center, where more than 120 students, faculty and administrators gathered to deliberate on that topic and others. [br][br]The one-hour discussion, part of the Power and Privilege Dialogue Series organized by the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Diversity Inclusion Resource Institute, was lead by [b]Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson[/b], of the OID and [b]Dr. Arthur Lizie[/b], chair of communication studies.

Strong start, bright future

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More than 200 first-year students were honored at the New Student Dean's List Ceremony in the Rondileau Campus Center auditorium, where administrators praised the students' early academic achievement as the first step toward a bright future.[br][br]"You students are all on a path to excellence and personal success," said [b]Fred Clark[/b], executive vice president and vice president for external affairs, in his welcoming remarks.


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