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  • SGA Unanimously Passes New Diversity Initiative

    BY JARED THOMPSON – NEWS EDITOR

    At the meeting of the Student Government Association on April 27th, the body took up discussion and unanimously passed a new initiative aimed at increasing the representation of certain populations of Centre students within the Student Government Association.

    The proposal, brought by Senior Senator Lola Fakunle, Secretary of Administration Kirby Fitzpatrick, ... Read more

  • Trump’s Syria Strike Ignites Foreign Policy Debate

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    On April 6th, President Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles launched at the Syrian air base holding the same planes used to carry out chemical attacks on civilians.

     

    The move has spurred a great deal of controversy, with some extolling the president for taking action against Assad, while others despair at increased ... Read more

  • Macron and Le Pen: A Face-Off for the Future of France

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    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER

    We are now through the first round of the French Presidential Elections, going from four main candidates to two. The Front National Leader Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron of the newly created (only this past September) En Marche party are the two candidates that earned the votes in the ... Read more

  • Kentucky’s Last Abortion Provider Stays Open Pending Lawsuit

    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER

    The Kentucky state government and the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, the last abortion provider in Kentucky, reached an agreement in court on the 4th, allowing the clinic to remain open as a federal lawsuit between the two parties continues. The federal lawsuit started after the state informed the ... Read more

  • Centre College Seeks New Director of Global Citizenship

    BY MAX ADDINGTON – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College is currently in the process of selecting a new Director of Global Citizenship. The application process began when Dr. Milton Reigelman, the current Director of Global Citizenship, announced his retirement during the Spring of 2016. The selection committee began meeting the following semester, and applications were ... Read more

  • NY Times Bestselling Author J.D. Vance Named as Commencement Speaker

    BY SHRUTI RAM — EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    This year’s Commencement speaker will be J.D. Vance, bestselling author and Kentucky native.

    J.D. Vance is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. He grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town ... Read more

  • SGA Debate Allows Candidates to Address Issues Directly

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    Centre’s candidates for Student Government office faced off in a debate on March 14, roughly two weeks ago.

    Students running for positions as Student Government President, Speaker of the House, President of the Student Senate, and President of the Student Activities Council, spoke on stage, discussing their platforms, addressing questions from ... Read more

  • Taking a Stand on Sexual Assault and Violence on Centre’s Campus

    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER

    Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, there are 321,500 victims of rape or sexual assault every year in the United States, and ages 12-34 are at the highest risk for rape and sexual assault. 1 out of every 6 American woman has been the victim of an attempted ... Read more

  • GOP Fails to Gain Momentum to Repeal Obamacare

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Over the past week as Centre students sunned themselves on beaches or enjoyed quality time with their dogs and Netflix, the GOP suffered defeat at the hands of their own party as they attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, more widely known as Obamacare. The failure to ... Read more

  • McReynolds Hall Is Renamed Amid Revelations

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    The Centre College Board of Trustees has recently voted to remove the name of Justice James McReynolds from the McReynolds residence hall, in light of his prejudiced views and behavior.

    A group of Centre students researched McReynold’s background and requested to have the name, due to his misogynistic, racist, and anti-Semitic ... Read more

  • Amid Scandals, The French Presidential Election Continues

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    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER

    With polls for the first round of the elections set to open April 23, two of the main contenders in the French presidential elections find themselves tangled in allegations of misuse of public funds and promoting violent imagery online. Until recently the top contender, François Fillon of the conservative Les ... Read more

  • Centre Debates New Medical Amnesty Policy

    BY HALEY VARNADOE – STAFF WRITER

    From day one at Centre College, students are immediately educated on the dangers of alcohol through programs such as AlcoholEDU and are informed of the disciplinary actions set forth by the school’s alcohol policy. Currently, the school’s policy has a single use medical amnesty policy, to be used when it ... Read more

  • Horky House Car Accident Leaves One Dead

    Photo Credit: Robin Hart/Danville Advocate-Messenger

    BY MAX ADDINGTON – STAFF WRITER

    On February 20 at around 7:15 a.m. Eastern Time, Ricky Baker drove his car into the front of the Horky House on Centre College’s campus.

    According to Director of Facilities Management Wayne King, there were no signs of an attempt to brake before hitting the building. Authorities have indicated that Baker ... Read more

  • President-Elect Trump: Where We Stand

    Source: Slate

    BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER

    On April 12th, 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her intention to run for President of the United States. On June 16th, after 14 other candidates announced their intentions to run for the Republican nomination, business mogul Donald J. Trump formally declared his intention to do the ... Read more

  • From Port Royal to Danville: Wendell Berry at Centre

    Source: KQED

    BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    Wendell Berry visited Centre this past week to read from his work and converse with students. He came to us, radiant and witty, to share his intellect and poetic spirit. If you read Berry, you know his genius. If you heard him speak, you know his heart. I will attempt ... Read more

  • Protests at Standing Rock Continue

    Source: Outside Magazine

    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    Depending on who you ask, the Dakota Access Pipeline is either an economic boon or an environmental hazard. Thousands of people have joined camps at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to oppose the construction of the pipeline, and daily protests have led to clashes between the protesters ... Read more

  • A Portrait of the Professor as a Young Man: Milton Reigelman

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    BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER

    I believe a privilege of attending a small liberal arts school in central Kentucky is the community built by Centre’s presence in Danville. It’s safe to say that the names of Centre legends don’t retire with them, and that a school of 1,400 students can feel the impact of a ... Read more

  • Wikileaks and the 2016 Election

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    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    With less than a week remaining until the 2016 US Presidential Election kicks off, many people might find the amount of information being released about the election to be overwhelming and superfluous.

    However, in the past couple of weeks a new factor has entered the presidential election, and although it is ... Read more

  • CentrePoint Podcast: Sharing the Best of Centre

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    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Podcasts have exploded in popularity over the past five years, as news organizations rapidly adapt to the market by developing their own news podcasts. Centre is the most recent intellectual source to join this new venture in news media and idea sharing, with its very own CentrePoint Podcast. Dr. Beau ... Read more

  • Family Weekend 2016: Bigger and Better Than Ever

    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    2016’s Family Weekend was bigger and better than ever.  Centre’s campus had it all–musical performances, athletic events, theatre productions, art exhibits, informational sessions, fundraisers, and more.

    On Friday, the Aegon Gallery opened its doors to students and family, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma started their 24-hour See-Saw-A-Thon, Paper Jam ... Read more

  • The Islamic State’s Chemical Weapons

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    BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues what it considers a fight for statehood and salvation. The backdrop of ISIS’s war is an unstable Iraqi government, struggling to recover from a protracted war and occupation, and a civil war in Syria with many shifting, indistinct factions. Well over ... Read more

  • New Year, New SGA Plan

     

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

    With the new school year underway, Centre’s Student Government Association (SGA) is busy at work implementing new plans to benefit students around campus. SGA President Sarah Hutchinson, a senior Behavioral Neuroscience major, is head of the new SGA executive team, that is creating ideas and talking to students about what ... Read more

  • Centre College Ranked Highly in Latest U.S. News Report

    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    On Sept. 13th, U.S. News & World Report ranked Centre College as #44 in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” ranking.

    Centre rising from #45 to #44 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking is not a dramatic increase. However, this change is a direct result of gradual improvements throughout college, ... Read more

  • The State of the 2016 Election

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    BY: JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    This year’s presidential election has dominated news and conversation for the better part of the last four years. November 8 is fast-approaching, and as we enter the final weeks of the election cycle it is useful to take a step back and consider how we got here. Hillary Clinton and ... Read more

  • What a Larger Student Body Means for Centre

    BY: SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    With 401 first-year students, the Centre College class of 2020 is the largest in history. Riding a wave of new scholarship programs, Centre’s successive classes are often touted as diverse and increasingly qualified.

    Some of Centre’s upperclassmen have voiced concerns about the college’s population growth and its sustainability. However, according to ... Read more

  • SGA launches local foods campaign

    BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Centre College’s Student Government Association has recently begun a campus-wide informational campaign on local foods.

    The idea for the campaign arose after students completed the organization’s fall survey, in which 60 percent of students reported that they preferred to eat local foods if the option was made available to them.

    “This means that ... Read more

  • Premier scholarship weekend invades campus

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    If you noticed numerous new faces on campus from March 31 to April 4, here is why: Centre College hosted Premier Scholarship Weekend. This included three groups of finalists competing for coveted spots in the Brown Fellows, Grissom Scholars, and the new Lincoln Scholars programs. Each group of candidates had ... Read more

  • The Brussels terror attacks, and the future of terrorism

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

    As Belgium continues to reel from last month’s ISIS bombings at Brussels airport and one of the city’s busiest metro stations, the rest of Europe and their allies are gearing up for a new age of terror. Since the suicide attacks in Belgium, which killed 35 and injured hundreds, Europe ... Read more

  • Centre announces new study abroad program in Germany

    BY MORGAN KING – COPY CHIEF

    At Centre, you have the option to participate in a variety of different semester study abroad programs all around the world—from Mérida, Mexico, Strasbourg, France, and even to Yamaguchi, Japan. Yet, even with these options and more, Centre understands there is a whole world to explore, and they are willing ... Read more

  • Students react to addition of Kappa Delta to Centre sororities

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    It seemed like just yesterday the idea of another sorority joining Centre’s campus was little more than a rumor. However, after the sorority presentations, and the recent announcement that Kappa Delta has been chosen to colonize on our campus, students are more excited than ever about the changing dynamics of ... Read more

  • Ugandan Elections: Museveni’s reign continues

    BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

    On Feb. 18 Ugandans held their general elections for President, Parliament, and local councils. The final results of the presidential elections came out to Yoweri Museveni from the National Resistance Movement party (NRM) with 60% and Kizza Besigye from the Forum for Democratic Change party (FDC) at 35%. Though Museveni ... Read more

  • Race for presidency heats up in South Carolina

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

    This week’s South Carolina Primaries ended in landslide victories from the two leading candidates on the Democratic and Republican sides—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump won with 32.5 percent of the vote, and all fifty of the Delegates, while Clinton eviscerated Bernie Sanders, winning 73.5 percent of the vote, and ... Read more

  • Parsons Student Health Center to expand

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    This year, Parsons is undergoing an expansion of its office space. This is due to several reasons, primarily the addition of a third counselor and the desire for a more accessible entrance. There will be three new counseling offices added to the front of Parsons. Currently the third counseling office ... Read more

  • The spread of the Zika virus

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 109 cases of the Zika Virus in the United States. None of the cases are locally acquired; rather, all of them are travel-associated. There are, however, numerous cases of locally acquired cases in the United States’ territories including Puerto Rico ... Read more

  • Controversy amongst caucus and primary results

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

    The recent Iowa Caucus results gave Americans their first results of the election cycle, and finished with minor controversy on both sides. For the Democrats, the results were unbelievably close, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receiving 49.9 percent of the votes to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 49.6 percent. ... Read more

  • Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial named as commencement speaker

    BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    This year’s commencement speaker will be Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation.

    Bial received her B.A. from Brandeis University, where she delivered the commencement address in 2012, and her M.A. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She was honored with a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for her work with Posse ... Read more

  • Reaccreditation and QEP: Shaping the future of Centre

    BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

    Once every ten years, institutions belonging to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools must undergo a process of reaccreditation to affirm that they are qualified to grant degrees to graduating students. This includes a thorough examination of professors, their effectiveness in the classroom, and ensuring that they hold degrees ... Read more

  • 2015 Kentucky election results ‘a headscratcher for many’

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    The results of statewide elections in Kentucky could not have been predicted based upon the polls leading up to Election Day. Perhaps the most remarkable result was found in the gubernatorial race, where Republican Matt Bevin won the election by an 8.7% margin over his competitors, Democrat Attorney General Jack ... Read more

  • Goodbye, Biden: Vice President concludes the window has closed on a 2016 run

    BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

    Last month’s announcement from Washington was music to the ears of Clinton supporters as Vice President Joe Biden confirmed he would not be running for President. Biden’s three month flirtation with entering the race came to an end October 21 as he delivered a candidate-worthy speech outlining the case he ... Read more

  • Dr. Rodmon King joins Centre College staff

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    On November 30, Centre officially adds Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Diversity Initiatives Dr. Rodmon King to its outstanding faculty and staff listing.. His title is long, but it gives a glimpse into how much he has on his plate coming into the Centre community. Dr. King has previously ... Read more

  • Benghazi Hearing: Witch-hunt or waste of time?

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

    On September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, and causing the attention of the nation to rest on the American government. During the eight-hour siege, the Americans in the consulate were forced to stand alone against the angry mob of Muslim Terrorists. After ... Read more

  • Mass Shootings: How can they be stopped?

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

    Last week, yet another tragic shooting occurred at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing ten and injuring seven. The gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, was a student at the school, and targeted Christians. The attack ended with Harper-Mercer taking his own life.

    This rhetoric is unfortunately becoming more and more common in ... Read more

  • Centre College hosts gubernatorial debate

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    As President Roush frequently tells us, “Centre College is a place where important conversations occur” and October 6 was no exception. Roughly 1,000 people packed into the Norton Center to watch Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Louisville businessman Matt Bevin debate the most important and pressing issues facing the ... Read more

  • Centre welcomes back alums as fellows: Part II

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    This year, Centre College has welcomed back several alums as fellows, where they will continue their professional development as working members of several of the College’s offices. Throughout the upcoming weeks, The Cento will chat with each of the new fellows about their new positions and how it feels to ... Read more

  • Seventieth United Nations General Assembly discusses Syrian refugees

    BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

    Beginning on September 25, the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly held its 70th meeting. The meeting opened with speeches from several world leaders, including representatives from the United States, Russia, China, France, among others. These opening comments set the tone for the rest of the sessions and debates for the ... Read more

  • Conway and Bevin square off in Gubernatorial Debate

    BY JARED THOMPSON – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

    Earlier tonight, individuals from various parts of the state and nation filed into Newlin Hall to see Attorney General Jack Conway square off against Matt Bevin in the latest of a series of debates in the 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial election.

    It goes without question that much was at stake in ... Read more

  • Homecoming Weekend 2015 promises big music acts, abundant athletic events

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    From class reunions to a swimming and diving Meet and alumni baseball game to ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Part II and Ben Sollee concerts, this Homecoming weekend promises to be exciting. Starting on Thursday evening and ending Sunday afternoon, there will be activities and events for both alumni and current ... Read more

  • Centre welcomes back alums as fellows: Part I

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    This year, Centre College has welcomed back several alums as fellows, where they will continue their professional development as working members of several of the College’s offices. Throughout the upcoming weeks, The Cento will chat with each of the new fellows about their new positions and how it feels to ... Read more

  • Student Judiciary report: new conduct policy, previous cases

    BY SARA MORENCY

    The Student Judiciary is a group of juniors and seniors elected by the student body to uphold and maintain the highest degree of academic honesty and social policy. As page 95 in the student handbook reports, “The panel’s purpose is to determine responsibility or lack of responsibility and to recommend sanctions for the ... Read more

  • Assistant Professor Johann Van Niekerk joins music department

    At the beginning of the academic year, Centre College welcomed Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Johann Van Niekerk to the music department to fill the position left open by H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Music Emeritus Dr. Barbara Hall after she retired last year. Dr. Hall spent 35 years teaching music ... Read more

  • Offices change locations around campus

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    If you have wandered to Boles Hall expecting to find the finance office and have been met by the welcoming admissions staff, this is why: they swapped buildings. Over the summer, a great effort was put forth to switch almost 35 offices from Boles Hall to Horky House and vice ... Read more

  • New semester sees new changes around campus

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    If you walk into the Facilities Management building on campus, you will see a large whiteboard with a list of 13 projects and the word “DONE” next to each in all capital letters. This summer proved to be quite busy for all those in the office as campus was buzzing ... Read more

  • Fifth Sorority to be Added to Campus

    BY SHRUTI SHANKAR RAM – STAFF WRITER

    It’s no secret that Centre College is proud of its Greek Community, recently ranked number eight on the Best College Reviews’ 50 Best Colleges for Greek Life in the country. Rumors began to circle last year that a new sorority may be joining Centre’s campus and students recently learned ... Read more

  • First-Year Residence Halls to be Coeducational starting in fall 2015

    BY MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    For years now, Centre College used Nevin Hall as a first-year men’s residence hall, but soon that is all set to change. Beginning next fall, all first-year residences halls will be coeducational.

    This new model comes after many months of exploratory questions on what to do about the growing ... Read more

  • SGA elections come to a close

    BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    Each year, a handful of students attempt to take on roles as members of the Student Government Association (SGA). This year was no different than any other; some positions ran unopposed and other positions ran in fierce campaigns against their peers.

    Junior Kaitlin Parrish ran for President of the Student Senate ... Read more

  • Germanwings flight 9525 crashes in french alps

    BY THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

    On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 departed from Barcelona-El Prat Airport in Spain at 10:01 a.m. Central European Time (CET). It was due to arrive at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany by 11:39 a.m. CET, a quick routine flight from one part of Europe to another. However, as it was ... Read more

  • Centre College holds annual RICE Symposium

    BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    This year, Centre hosted the 8th annual Research, Internship, and Creative Endeavors (RICE) Symposium, which allowed students the opportunity to present on research or experiences in which they participated. The event began under the direction of former Centre professor of Sociology Dr. Sarah Goodrum with input from Dean Stephanie Fabritius.

    Seventy-four ... Read more

  • Benjamin Netanyahu addresses congress

    BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    On March 3, Prime Minister of Israel and Likud party member Benjamin Netanyahu took to the Congressional floor to deliver a speech. He approached the United States to continue current discussions and conversations about the potential for Iran to obtain offensive nuclear capabilities.

    The background to his speech is a bit ... Read more

  • Senior week debate continues

    BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    Early this semester, seniors received an email outlining the new policy enacted by the Student Life Office (SLO) regarding Senior Week guests. According to the new policy, no underclassmen will be allowed on campus during Senior Week. This differs from the old policy, which states that each senior is allowed ... Read more

  • Cowan portion sizes generate stir on campus

    BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    On Feb. 6, a campus wide email was sent to all students titled “Portioning of Food in Cowan.” Sent by General Manager of Centre College Dining Services Michael Nagorka, the email focused on potential gender bias in food distribution. The email stated that “It has recently been brought to my ... Read more

  • J.H. Atkins announces plans to retire

    BY MORGAN KING – CENTO WRITER

    After beginning his work as a busboy in seventh grade to moving on to spend over 40 years in dedicated service in education, as a teacher, principal, and role model, Assistant Vice President and Associate Professor of Education James “J.H” Atkins recently announced his retirement as Assistant Vice Principal and ... Read more

  • United States to begin sale of armed drones

    BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    On February 17, 2015, the United States announced it would allow the export of armed military drones to allied countries, following in the footsteps of China. The State Department said that only certain governments with specific requirements would be allowed to buy military drone technology. This technology is useful for ... Read more

  • Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline continues to generate controversy

    BY THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

    Oil is a resource that forms a critical facet of not just American society, but societies around the world. Although fuel prices dwindled in recent months and car companies became more aggressive in their production and advertisement of more fuel-efficient vehicles, the search for reliable sources of oil continues. The ... Read more

  • Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen to speak on May 24

    By Sarah Cornett – Editor-in-Chief

    This year, Centre’s Commencement speaker will be Kentucky’s own Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen.

    Lieutenant Governor Luallen was sworn in on Nov. ... Read more

  • Charlie Hebdo makes a strong return to print

    By Thomas Saccente – Staff Writer

    Provocative French satire magazine, Charlie Hebdo, continues to make headlines around the world in the wake of a massive controversy surrounding an attack on their offices. The attack took place ... Read more

  • Historic home moves to campus

    By Nicole Pottinger – Staff Writer

    On Jan. 20, the Centre College community celebrated the moving of a house from Fifth Street to Walnut Street, alongside Greek Row.

    This move was not only highly anticipated, ... Read more

  • Lincoln Scholars Program to be established at Centre

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    As of a recent anonymous donation, a new scholars program joins the ranks of the existing Brown Fellows Program, Posse Program, Bonner Scholars Program, and incoming Grissom Scholars Program. Named the Lincoln Scholars Program, this scholarship opportunity seeks to financially ... Read more

  • Grecian elections bring far left to power

    By Mary Burger – Staff Writer

    Elections can radically alter the political landscape within a country. This was recently seen on Jan. 25 when the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party won the Grecian election.

    Read more

  • Kentucky Seeks to Change Gas Tax Rate

    By STEWART COARD – CENTO WRITER

    The Kentucky General Assembly will be considering the suspension of a gasoline tax cut scheduled for Apr. 1.

    Multiple state officials, over the past year, have raised concerns that a state-imposed excise tax on gasoline will not be able to properly fund public works ... Read more

  • Grad school advice for seniors

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    As seniors get closer to May, discussions on the “next step” become more and more frequent. In the past, most students went straight into the workforce, but now conversations make it appear to worried seniors that a bachelor’s degree is simply not enough. There ... Read more

  • The impact of Obama’s executive action on immigration in America

    By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    The United States, known as a “melting pot” of ethnicities, races, and cultures, should theoretically have one of the strongest immigration policies of the Western world. However, in the three-branch structure of Congress, important pieces of legislature can be held up due to disagreements not only between ... Read more

  • Options for student loans

    By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    In today’s economy, the need for student loans to finance a college education seems to be almost inevitable. While most students receive other financial aid and scholarship money, it can be incredibly difficult to pay off student loans immediately after graduation. ... Read more

  • Pizza Pub to host graphic design contest for students

    By KINSEY HISLECOPY CHIEF
    By SARAH CORNETTEDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Since its opening in June of 2010, the Bluegrass Pizza and Pub (the Pizza Pub) has secured its place as a Danville and Centre favorite.

    Only ... Read more

  • Career Center sees renovations

    By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

    Recently, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD), formerly known as Career Services, began renovations to update and improve their current office space. The new move comes as part of an overhaul of ... Read more

  • Anthro/Soc Major under review

    By JOHN WYATTNEWS SECTION EDITOR

    Current, the Anthropology/Sociology program underwent external review, with main questions focusing on whether or not to split the program into two majors and how to better organize the courses.

    Dean of the ... Read more

  • New Baseball facilities benefit program

    By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Over the past few months, heavy construction has taken place on the Fishman Center, a new sport facility located next to Gary Wright Field.

    The Fishman Center is an indoor practice facility ... Read more

  • Behind the study abroad process

    By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

    While up to 85 percent of students at Centre study abroad, few know the details of how these trips are designed and implemented.

    Study abroad would not happen without the support ... Read more

  • Tips from the Student Senate

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    Young students enter college with a variety of notions about how to suceed. Each student at Centre College strives to do their best during their four years, however sometimes images of life at college get shatered upon arriving.

    Read more

  • An Investigation into where Citation Money goes

    By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

    The concept of citations is one that each Centre student learns about during orientation week.

    The College, typically through the Department of Public Safety (DPS), issues citations as ... Read more

  • Cleaning Products and the Environmental Risk

    By LUCIE THURMAN – CENTO WRITER

    Centre College has a staff of workers who clean our campus daily in order to keep it sanitized and a comfortable living space.

    But what exactly are the cleaning ... Read more

  • Students attempted to set Guiness World Record

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    While a round of tennis is a lot of fun, it is also exhausting. No one knows that better than sophomores Lucas Brooks, Logan Henize, junior Kate Tomey, and Head Coach of Tennis at Danville High School Mark Mojesky. On ... Read more

  • The impacts of Test Anxiety on Students and how to handle it

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    When you sit down to take a test, do you experience nausea, sweating, trouble breathing, difficulty concentrating, or all of the above? If so, then you may suffer from text anxiety.

    Read more

  • Protests and riots in Hong Kong escalate as China exerts influence

    By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

    Pro-democracy movements are nothing new to China. Although the country has succeeded in becoming one of the top economic and political powers in the world, many of its citizens have taken to the streets over the years to protest the ... Read more

  • Centre Celebrates Civil Rights Anniversary

    By STEWART COARD – CENTO WRITER

    The National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures Initiative in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, recently gave Centre College a grant to run year-long programming meant to increase awareness and discussion of the Civil Rights movement.

    The program initially included four films documenting specific aspects ... Read more

  • Quality Enhancement Plan Looks at Far Reaching Decisions

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    Every ten years Centre College participates in the reaffirmation of accreditation. This allows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), through which Centre is accredited, to ensure that the school is following all standards.

    These standards are best addressed through the SACSCOC mission statement:

    “Accreditation by SACS Commission on ... Read more

  • EPA Grant allows Centre Funding for Sustainability Projects

    By REBECCA FULTON – CENTO WRITER

    Sustainability on Centre College’s campus has become a growing issue over the past couple of years, especially with the addition of the Environmental Studies minor. Since 2012, Centre has received two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be used for composting and promoting sustainability on campus.

    Officially called the Interdisciplinary ... Read more

  • Dangers of the Ebola Virus

    By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    By now the Ebola virus is headlining across world news outlets, sparking fear and concern.

    Ebola has been a serious crisis for some time in West African countries, including Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

    The media first brought Ebola to America’s attention when two Americans contracted the virus while working in West Africa.

    The ... Read more

  • New studies show increased stimulant abuse among students

    By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

    It’s no secret that college is stressful. Every college student can tell you a story where they pulled an all-nighter to study for that “big test,” or a time where every class had a paper or test in the same week.

    Stress is just something that comes with going to college, ... Read more

  • Senate Race Draws National Attention

    By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    This November the Kentucky polls will play host to one of the most discussed, publicized, and expensive Senate elections in the country. While incumbent Mitch McConnell seeks to return to his prominent position as the Senate Minority Leader for the Republican Party, current Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes represents the ... Read more

  • Indoor Smoking of E-cigs Banned as Concerns Still Linger

    By CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

    There are many methods to quit smoking, a universally-acknowledged unhealthy habit. For years, nicotine patches, nicotine gum and quitting “cold turkey” have been commonly used to help smokers quit. Recently electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become an increasingly popular option. E-cigarettes use a battery to vaporize liquid nicotine, allowing the nicotine ... Read more

  • Centre College Looking into possibility of Fifth Sorority

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    Over the past several weeks, rumors have surfaced about the plans to move the house currently on Fifth Street to the lot beside the Kappa Alpha Theta house on Greek Row. One predominant concern is whether or not this house will be available in the future for a fifth sorority.

    This ... Read more

  • Referendum rejects Scottish Independence after a Close Vote

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    The day of Sept. 18 was a significant moment in Scottish/English history. It was the long awaited day of the Scottish Independence referendum; the day the world learned if Scotland would become an independent nation or remain part of the United Kingdom. The 84.6 percent of voter turnout resulted in a ... Read more

  • Software Contest Gives Computer Science Majors Real Client Experience

    By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    A new kind of competition is beginning within the Computer Science department—a software development contest. The contest itself will consist of submitted propsals from facutly and staff for software they would like to see developed.From there, students will vote on the submissions and, in a Software Engineering class taught in the ... Read more

  • Fifth Street Property to provide new Residence Hall on Greek Row

    By STEWART COARD – CENTO WRITER

    Two years ago, Centre College bought property along Fifth Street in the hopes of demolishing the current houses and placing a lot over the site.

    However, according to Centre’s Associate Vice President of Legal Affairs Jamey Leahy, Danville’s Architectural Review Board “agreed to all but one house,” specifically one built as a ... Read more

  • Breakdown of Student Tuition

    By REBECCA FULTON – CENTO WRITER

    Currently, Centre College’s comprehensive fee for the 2014 – 2015 academic year is $46,440. This number is considered to be high in comparison to other colleges and universities in Kentucky, but have you ever wondered where all that money goes?

    Centre students have their own ideas of how their money is being ... Read more

  • Revamped Centre Ambassadors Add Personal Touch to Tours

    By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

    On any given day you may find a group of perspective students walking around campus in one several tours given during in the week. The Centre Admissions Office relies heavily on the help of students to recruit visitors to the college.

    There is a good chance each person on this campus was ... Read more

  • 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 we faithfully serve ... Read more

  • Grissom Scholars to Arrive On Campus Next Fall, Will Represent First Generation of College Students

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    Beginning in the fall semester of 2015, Centre College will welcome the first ten students of a new program known as the Grissom Scholars.

    “The Grissom Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship program that Marlene and J. David Grissom have established at Centre,” Vice President for College Relations Dr. Richard Trollinger ... Read more

  • 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 mischaracterizations and ... Read more

  • 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 eager ... Read more

  • Centre PAWS provides stress relief through working with animals

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    Without a doubt, the best days on Centre’s campus are ones when puppies and kittens come. The excitement and joy can be felt all across campus as students find stress relief through playing with the animals, reminding us of the pets we left back home. Sadly, the puppies and kittens only ... Read more

  • Examining food labels: The meaning behind labels for animal meat

    By SANDRA JABLONSKI – CENTRE STUDENT

    Animal products these days are covered with tons of different labels that have implications about how the product was produced and the welfare of that animal during its life.

    These labels are intentionally vague so that the consumer can come to their own conclusions about what the labels are actually saying. What ... Read more

  • Library hosts Edible Books Contest as part of National Library Week

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    If you visited the library this past Thursday, April 24, you may have noticed a number of tables with interesting food items on them. This was the Edible Book Contest, part of National Library Week. The Edible Book Contest gave students and faculty/staff a chance to be creative and as well ... Read more

  • “Refocused” Strategic Plan promises to ensure bright future

    By JOHN WYATT – NEWS EDITOR

    Centre College has continually been one of the leading institutions for learning, not just among Kentucky schools, but liberal arts colleges nationwide. Everything from Centre’s high alumni support rate to a graduation rate of nearly 87 percent – the highest in the state and one of the highest in the nation ... Read more

  • St. Baldrick’s event seeks to conquer childhood cancer

    By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

    For many of us, it’s easy to count our blessings. The opportunities we have at Centre are easy to take for granted. It’s important to remember that not everyone has the same kind of life we do, and do what we can to help those in need.

    To this end, students at ... Read more

  • Student Senate hosts discussion on Academic policies

    By AUDREY JENKINS STAFF WRITER

    In a true show of college unity, Centre administration and students alike convened in Vahlkamp Theatre Wed., April 16, at 7 p.m. for an enlightening Academic Policy Q&A session about issues such as the sliding grade scale, the rumored limit on how many “A’s” a professor may give in one class, ... Read more

  • Students present research at the John C. Young Symposium

    By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

    Did you miss RICE but are still interested in learning about undergraduate research? Are you interested in possibly undertaking a yearlong research project? Still need a few convocation credits? Saturday, April 26, is the John C. Young Symposium. During two sessions (9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:oo-2:30 p.m.), this year’s seven John C. ... Read more

  • Student organizations prepare for annual Green Week

    By ALEC HUDSON – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College is once again gearing up for Green Week, and all signs point to what looks to be a collection of great events.

    From April 19-27, students will be able to participate in events around campus that highlight environmental protection, sustainability, and the wonders of the natural world.

    The event is going ... Read more

  • Twenty Aprils concert organized by Centre students

    By ADAM FALUJI – STAFF WRITER

    It’s Centre’s goal to provide a dedicated environment and diverse opportunities with hopes that the four years a student spends here are a transformative experience, that they graduate having achieved their maximum potential and are ready to change the world.

    To this end, a liberal arts education is stressed so that students ... Read more

  • Sandella’s Flatbread Café to replace Jazzman’s

    By SARAH CORNETT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    With each new year, Centre ushers in new changes and campus renovations. This fall, campus will receive one of the biggest changes since the construction of Brockman Commons.

    Over the summer, construction will begin to add Sandella’s Flatbread Café to the current Hall of Fame Café.

    Sandella’s is a café restaurant originally based out ... Read more

  • Crisis in Ukraine: Dr. Hamm Explains, as Interviewed by Dr. Bosco

    By Robert Bosco – Centre Faculty

    BOSCO: Dr. Hamm, thank you for taking the time to answer some of my questions.
    You are an expert in the Soviet and Post-Soviet periods, the Cold War, Eastern and Central European politics, and the Russian Revolution.
    You have authored multiple university press books, including one on ... Read more

  • Centre Offers Summer Programming to High School Students

    By Mary Burger Staff Writer

    If you are from Kentucky, then you know that many high school students participate in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), a program designed to provide high school students with a college experience the summer before their senior year of high school.

    But what if a high school student ... Read more

  • SGA Raises Questions Over Centre’s Smoking Policy

    By Alec Hudson Staff Writer

     

    Centre College has had a strange and often inconsistent policy in regard to tobacco smoking on campus.

    While the college tries to promote a healthy lifestyle for all students, it is one of the few college campuses in Kentucky that isn’t tobacco free.

    This poses ... Read more

  • Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear named as the official Commencement Speaker

    By Sarah Cornett – Editor-in-Chief

    This year, Centre’s Commencement speaker will be Kentucky’s own Governor Steve Beshear.

    Governor Beshear was first elected to the office in 2007 and is now serving in his second term after being re-elected in 2011.

    For both of his terms Governor Beshear’s platform has had a focus around a stronger Kentucky and ... Read more

  • Hoodie Allen/The King’s Dead to Headline 2014 Carnival

    By Rachel West – Managing Editor

    Hoodie Allen and The King’s Dead will be coming to Centre College’s campus for this year’s Carnival celebrations. The band selection was revealed by Centre’s Student Activities Council (SAC), who are responsible for the Carnival festivities, today during Common Hour.

    The main act, Hoodie Allen, is ... Read more

  • Centre looks to add a new Study-Away Program in Chicago

    By: MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

    Beginning this fall, Centre will have a new option for students who are interested in a study away option and want to experience life in Chicago.

    Although both involve internships, the Chicago program will be very different from the current Centre study -away program in Washington, D.C. Each student will choose ... Read more

  • Students design website to track U.S. Senate Race in Kentucky

    By: LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

     

    This past CentreTerm, several students designed and created a website, Commonwealth Duel, as part of visiting professor and host of KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” Bill Goodman’s class, “Politics and Journalism in the Age of Social Media.” The goal of the website is to cover the ... Read more

  • Centre on pace with rising stress levels among college students

    By: Derek Beaven Staff writer

    It’s not easy being a college student. Between balancing the pressures of class, homework, part-time jobs, and social and familial duties, there isn’t much room for relaxation.

    Recent studies have shown that mental health among college students has become a pressing concern, and Centre is no exception.

    “We are completely ... Read more

  • Students Organize to Raise Awareness for Venezuelan Conflict

    By: John WyattSection Editor

    The year of 2014 has already seen its share of unrest the past two months. Conflicts in countries like Ukraine and Syria have garnered worldwide coverage in the media.

    However, several other countries, such as Thailand and Venezuela, have seen similar conflicts and protests, yet have largely flown under the radar ... Read more

  • Two new Grants look to increase experiential learning for students

    By: John WyattSection Editor

    Centre has always had a successful history of receiving gifts from various donors and foundations. Last year, Centre received two new grants, one from the Mellon Foundation and the other from the James Graham Brown Foundation, and is now in the process of implementing funding from these new grants.

    The grant ... Read more

  • Students start initiative in hopes of rediscovering Sinking Spring

    By Rachel West – Managing Editor

    A Centre student is teaming up with Centre professors and administrators to spearhead a project in an attempt to rediscover the Sinking Spring area of campus. The Sinking Spring, though few students know it as such, is the trench along West Main Street that features a small stream with ... Read more

  • Recyclemania competition returns to Centre College for spring semester

    By Derek Beaven Staff Writer

    Recyclemania has returned to Centre’s campus this spring. The nationwide recycling event began in 2001 with a recycling competition between Ohio University and Miami University, who were both looking for ways to promote recycling among students.
    The event has grown ever since, including 461 schools for the 2014 competition year. The ... Read more

  • Centre unveils new courses on leadership

    By Adam Falluji – Staff Writer

    Improving yourself is a lifelong endeavor, and our daily experiences contribute to our personal growth. When we graduate and go on to be the new owners of the modern world, it’s important that we reach our maximum potential, so that we may offer all that we are capable of ... Read more

  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity set to take over Breeze House

    By Sarah CornettEditor-in-Chief

    In the spring of 2011, a group of male students began the process of recolonizing the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity on campus. Now, two years later, the Epsilon chapter is enjoying great success. After accepting eleven new men from this year’s formal recruitment, Beta has also officially been ... Read more

  • Associates Dinner showcases Alumni loyalty

    By Mary Burger Staff Writer

    On Fri. Jan. 31, Centre College held the 24th annual Associates Dinner at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville. Centre Associates is a society that recognizes those individuals who donate $1000 a year or more to Centre College. The majority of these funds go toward the financial aid program. 

    Faculty, ... Read more

  • Centre College to Host Governor’s School for the Arts

    By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

    This summer, Centre College will play host to the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) Program. GSA is an intensive three-week program geared toward promoting various artistic disciplines including architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art, and vocal music for high school ... Read more

  • Interfaith Panel Seeks to Enlighten Students

    By JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College has always prided itself on bringing in students from all walks of life, giving Centre more diversity. A religious panel between Centre’s various faith organizations seeks to open up dialogue between various religions that Centre represents. The religious panel will be hosted in Newlin Hall, Thurs., Nov. 21, ... Read more

  • Poverty and Homelessness Week Seeks to Raise Social Awareness

    By MARY BURGER STAFF WRITER

    Centre Action Reaches Everyone, or CARE as it is better known, is a prominent service club on campus. This week, CARE has been sponsoring Poverty and Homelessness Week as a way for students to be more aware of all that they have to be thankful for in their lives.

    Although CARE ... Read more

  • Dr. Lucas Named CASE Kentucky Professor of the Year

    By DEREK BEAVEN – NEWS EDITOR

    Recently, Centre’s own Alfred P. and Katherine B. Jobson Professor of English Mark Lucas was named CASE Kentucky Professor of the Year. Lucas was one of 36 honorees from across the country.

    Lucas majored in English while at Centre and was a self-described “lackluster student” until he took a class with ... Read more

  • Global Glimpse: Current World News

    By AUDREY JENKINS -STAFF WRITER

    China: If you think that a ‘re-education through labor’ camp sounds a bit terrifying, you will probably be glad to know that as of Nov. 15, 2013, the Chinese government has finally decided to close these facilities in favor of ‘protecting human rights.’ The laijiao, as they are known in Mandarin, ... Read more

  • New Ideas With Air Travel Mitigation Fund

    By ALEX HURLEY CENTRE STUDENT

    The Off-Campus Programs Committee of the College Council has voted unanimously to approve a new fee structure for study abroad grants at Centre College that will take effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. This new fee structure involves both a slight increase in fees for full-semester programs ... Read more

  • Homecoming 2014 Brings Alumni and Music to Campus

    By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

    Centre was full of school spirit for Homecoming weekend on Nov. 1-2. Centre alumni returned to their alma mater to reminisce with each other and enjoy a weekend full of activities.

    For the week leading up to Homecoming, the Student Activities Council (SAC), the Student Government Association (SGA), the Student Life ... Read more

  • Centre College Strives for Diversity in both Student Body and Faculty

    By IVORY MCGUIRECENTO WRITER

    The start of each school year is a time to focus on a new area of Centre’s campus, because, as the old saying goes, there’s always room for improvement. It would seem that this year, Centre’s staff has put a lot of time and effort into diversifying the campus. Not ... Read more

  • Vantage Point to work with Art Institute of Boston on New Issue

    By JOHN WYATTSTAFF WRITER

    Vantage Point, the student-run magazine highlighting various literary and artistic works from students, is teaming up with the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University to design their upcoming issue.

    Students at the Art Institute under the instruction of Associate Professor of Illustration Margaret Kimball will be designing this semester’s issue ... Read more

  • Low-Profile US Foreign Involvement

    By ALEC HUDSON STAFF WRITER

    Living in the post-9/11 world, Americans have become used to hearing about overseas military conflicts involving American troops. From the high-profile wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to drone operations in the Middle East, Americans have witnessed the actions and aftermath of U.S. foreign policy on a daily basis. But in ... Read more

  • Global Glimpse: A Look at Current World Events

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    By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

    Kidal, Mali: Two French journalists were kidnapped and killed last Saturday in Northern Mali. According to a statement issued by the French government, veteran radio journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio French Internationale (RFI) were abducted by a group of armed men in a 4×4 following an interview ... Read more

  • Cowan Programs Seek Environmental Sustainability

    By MONICA PENCE – CENTO WRITER

     

    Centre is “greening” its dining services with new composting and food waste management programs.

    Two new large composting vessels now sit behind the Campus Center near the dumpsters, and they have been filled daily with Cowan’s pre-consumer waste since Sept. 10.

    By chance, Sodexo, Centre’s food service provider, had started implementing LeanPath, an ... Read more

  • Global Glimpse: CurrentWorld Events

    By AUDREY JENKINS STAFF WRITER

    Provo, Utah: In a society that highly values digital media sharing, we the people often find ourselves Instagraming everything from our cats to our cars.

    However, a new study from Brigham Young University has found compelling evidence that may make you think twice before Instagraming your next delicious meal.

    Instagraming food, the study ... Read more

  • Alycia Tidrick Joins the Staff in the Student Life Office

    By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

    Every year Centre is happy to welcome new faculty into the campus community. This year Alycia Tidrick joined the staff in the Student Life Office as the Director of Greek Life and New Student Orientation.

    Her job began in a whirlwind as she arrived on Aug. 19, just a week before ... Read more

  • After School Program Recognized as Official Campus Organization

    By JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College students pride themselves on giving back to the Danville community. Organizations like CARE and Alpha Phi Omega, as well as the various Greek organizations, are constantly going out into the community and giving back through service. Centre’s After School Program has recently been recognized as an official campus organization ... Read more

  • New ENS Seminar Looks at Green Projects

    By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

    Environmental Studies was introduced as a major at Centre last year. The Environmental Studies (ENS) major begins and ends with an ENS specific course, but between ENS 210 (Introduction to Environmental Studies) and ENS 500 (Senior Seminar), students take a variety of interdisciplinary courses, such as history or philosophy.

    “Seminar tries ... Read more

  • Second Annual Crit Luallen Dinner Unites Students and Kentucky Politicians

    By JEFFREY PODISCENTO WRITER

    On Friday, Oct. 4, the Centre Democrats hosted an event honoring a member of Centre’s Board of Trustees, Crit Luallen, a graduate of Centre and the former Auditor of the State of Kentucky. This is the second year such a dinner has been hosted and for both years, prominent Kentucky ... Read more

  • International Students Make Transition to Life at Centre

    Mary BurgerStaff Writer

    The current first-year class is proudly being proclaimed as the largest and most diverse yet to arrive on Centre’s campus. The college welcomed 378 new students this year, increasing enrollment to 1,375. But a lesser-known number is the amount of international students who arrived on campus. This year, Centre welcomed 27 full-time, ... Read more

  • Global Glimpse: A look at Current World Events

    Audrey JenkinsStaff Writer

    llendale, Michigan: Grand Valley State University removes campus wrecking ball in light of recent imitations of pop star Miley Cyrus’ explicit music video, “Wrecking Ball.”

    “We’ve became concerned…from a safety standpoint… Also, the structural integrity….So we’ve elected to remove the ball for now,” a Grand Valley college official said in a video ... Read more

  • New Rotary Scholarship

    John Wyatt Staff Writer

    One of Centre’s biggest values is the idea of studying abroad. This is evident in the high percentage of students that study abroad at least once during their time at Centre College. Nearly 85% of students spend either a semester in popular locations such as Strasbourg, France, London, England, or Merida, ... Read more

  • New Faculty Members Bring their Experience to Centre

    John WyattStaff Writer

    For students, one of the biggest draws to Centre is the quality of faculty that the college continually brings in each year.

    This year, with the addition of more new faculty members, Centre has again brought in exceptional professors in a variety of subjects.

    In total, there are 18 professors, with eight in ... Read more

  • Student Government Elections Suggest a Positive Direction for Upcoming Year

    Ivory McGuireCento Writer

    The past several weeks on Centre’s Campus have proved both busy and exciting as students have moved back after summer vacation, classes have begun, and various clubs and sports have started the 2013-2014 school year with a bang.

    One organization that has caused quite a buzz around campus is the Student Government Association (SGA). ... Read more

  • Student Judiciary Report, Fall 2013

    Jennifer Hormell – Cento Writer

    The following is the Student Judiciary’s report of academic and social cases from the 2012-2013 academic year. The Student Government Association requires a summary of cases be published in the Cento at the beginning of each fall semester.

    The current members of the Student Judiciary for the 2013-2014 academic year include: Stephen ... Read more

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