Student Judiciary Report for 2014-2015

By MONICA FITCH – STUDENT JUDICIARY SECRETARY The Student Government Association requires a summary of cases be published in The Cento at the beginning of each fall semester. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the Student Judiciary heard three cases, one social and two academic. The Student Judiciary hears cases throughout the year of misconduct on campus, and…

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Who is ISIS?: Faculty and Students React to the Extremist Group

By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER In recent weeks following the beheadings of two american journalists and one British aid worker , a jihadist group colloquially referred to as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) burst itself onto the global scene. This sudden emergence raises more questions about ISIS than answers, leading to chronic…

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New Faculty Members Bring Diverse Backgrounds to the Classroom

By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER This year, Centre College welcomed 14 new faculty members to campus. The student to faculty ratio is now reported as 10:1, a number that reflects the individual attention promised by a school of this caliber. These professors have a variety of interests, backgrounds, and areas of academic expertise and are…

EXObition: An Extended Look at Extended Orientation

By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER Every year, somewhere in the neighborhood of 320 first-year Centre students run the gauntlet of Extended Orientation (EXO), a “class” that meets once weekly with various members of Centre’s staff to cover a plethora of topics that will help students make a successful transition into college. This year, Extended Orientation is…

Centre College Ranked #1 College in Boyle County

By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR “There’s a little college down in Kentucky which in 60 years has graduated more men who have acquired prominence and fame than has Princeton in her 150 years.” – Woodrow Wilson So goes the quote that has kept the “little college down in Kentucky” flaming for decades. Centre College,…

Title IX and Haven Spark Conversations on Campus

By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER Centre has made a recent profound change in their policy regarding sexual misconduct, a change that impacts every student on this campus, but one that many are not aware of. “We want to send a clear and unmistakable statement against sexual misconduct of all kinds, especially sexual violence. We focused…

So What’s the Big Deal About Calling Them Freshmen?

By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER It is a struggle that Centre students have faced since the moment they have moved into their first dorm room. At Centre, and many other colleges across the nation, the students’ first year is not marked by the typical term “freshman” but instead embrace the more general name of “first-year.”…

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The Man at the Center of Centre

By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER At the epicenter of the Centre community there exists a position reserved for one who exemplifies the characteristics of a true product of Centre and who serves as a beacon for its students. Filling this role so that the dream of Centre’s ultimate potential may be realized is President John…

A Major That’s Good for the Soul

By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER Regardless of one’s spiritual faith, religion is and always has been, a crucial aspect of our culture. For thousands of years, religion has formed the crux of cultures across history, shaping the way people live and the way other nations interact with one another in ways that could not have…

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