Empty Extinguishers, False Alarms Have Students Heated

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BY ANDREW PENACHO // APRIL 14, 2014 //  The good news is that the fire alarms in residence halls at Curry College clearly work. The bad news is that some students seem to think fire safety is a joke. In the 886 residence hall and others around campus, people have being pulling fire alarms as pranks […]

Big Happenings With a Bang

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BY KENNETH SCOTT // APRIL 11, 2014 // Curry students are bringing the noise to campus on Saturday, April 12, with the annual “Big Bang” showcase in the Student Center gymnasium. The college’s Multicultural Student Union (MSU) has held the show since 2007. What started as a campus fashion show has grown into a talent showcase […]

Dorm Damage Fees Rile Students

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BY TAYLOR EVANS // APRIL 2, 2014 // When something is damaged in a residence hall, someone has to pay for it. At Curry College, it’s usually a lot of people. Depending on the extent of the damage, a whole floor of students or an entire residence hall can be billed—and often are—to repair or replace […]

Faking it ’til They Can Make it

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BY TANYA WILLIAMS // MARCH 31, 2014 // It’s no surprise that underage drinking happens on college campuses. However, you might be surprised by just how much happens off campus, in restaurants and bars. In 2002, a Harvard University study found that nearly 18 percent of underage college students owned and used false identification. More recently, a […]

Tuition to Rise…Yet Again

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BY JACKSON CARMUSIN // MARCH 25, 2014 //  When you’re paying $32,800 for one year of college tuition, adding $950 to the total doesn’t seem like much. But now think about what you could do with $950. That’s the amount tuition will rise at Curry College next year. Fees are also increasing by $50, to […]

College Says New Dorm Still on Schedule for Fall 2014 Opening

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BY KEVIN DIFFILY // MARCH 5, 2014 // Housing deposits are due March 25. But some students are wondering if they’ll actually have a place to live on campus next semester. At the beginning of the fall 2013 academic year, Curry didn’t have enough beds on campus to house each of the 1,400-plus students who […]

A Professor Who Put Others First

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BY HAYLEY LORGE // MARCH 2, 2014 // Dr. Benjamin Hidalgo brought a distinct style of teaching to Curry College when he joined the psychology department in the fall of 2012. Hidalgo created a casual environment within his classrooms, allowing conversations to flourish and encouraging debates to ensue. The goal, according to Hidalgo, was always […]

Education Against Sexual Assaults

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BY ELAINA DRUID // MARCH 1, 2014 // Sexual assaults are a big problem on many college campuses. It is estimated that one in five women have been sexually assaulted during their college years. There were at least three reports of sexual assaults on campus at Curry College in 2013 alone. To educate students about […]

CAO Search Drawing to a Close

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BY RYAN HATHAWAY // FEB. 25. 2014 //  Curry’s search for a new chief academic officer is entering the home stretch, as the field has been narrowed to the final four candidates. After the departure of former CAO David Potash last May, the college has worked to identify and hire a new academic leader. Potash, […]

Dunkin’ Donuts in the Mix?

Many Curry students would like to see Dunkin' Donuts available on campus.

BY NICK IRONSIDE // FEB. 5, 2014 // Something is brewing at Curry College. Administrators are currently exploring the possibility of bringing a Dunkin’ Donuts operation onto campus, according to Allison Coutts O’Connor, assistant dean of students. O’Connor said the idea stemmed from a “Deans in Jeans” meeting last semester. Deans in Jeans is a […]

Celebrating a New Year, in late January

From left, Robert Learsch and Kevin Ng of the MIT Asian Dance Team perform during the lion dance showing.

BY BRANDAN BLOM // PHOTOS BY EMILY ARONICA // FEB. 3, 2014 // According to ancient Chinese legend, there was once a monster named Nian that came to Chinese villages every new year to terrorize the locals. One year, the villagers dressed up as a lion to scare off the monster. The lion dance carries […]

Taking in the ‘Aftermath’

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PHOTOS BY EMILY ARONICA // JAN. 27, 2014 // Photographer Josh Touster, a former part-time photography professor at Curry College, was back on campus last week. However, some of his recent work will remain at Curry this semester. Faculty, students and staff convened Jan. 23 in the Quiet Study Lounge, located on the second floor […]

Fall Sports Recap

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BY BRANDAN BLOM // DEC. 12, 2013 //  The Curry College men’s soccer team had some ups and downs this year. The Colonels finished the regular season with a 7-7-4 record, good enough to earn a spot in the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament. However, Curry exited in the first round, losing a close 1-0 game […]

Curry to Build New Dorm

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BY JOE LOPOPOLO // DEC. 12, 2013 // Curry College has launched plans to build a new residence hall on campus that will house between 120 to 170 students. According to the college, the new dorm will be located next to the Student Center, on land recently purchased on Brush Hill Road. Construction is tentatively […]

UPDATE: Student Assaults

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BY NICK IRONSIDE // DEC. 10, 2013 // [UPDATE: This story was updated from its original version, published Saturday, Dec. 7] On Monday, Dec. 2, three men—two former students at Curry—struck a plea deal in a case that included various assault-related crimes involving a female student on campus from January, according to court records. Judge […]

Seniors Win PowderPuff Tourney

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PHOTOS BY EMILY ARONICA // NOV. 19, 2013 //  The Curry College PowderPuff football tournament took place on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the pouring rain. Four teams, representing the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes, competed for the 2013 title. In the first round, Seniors (nicknamed “Twinning. It’s a Lifestyle”) took on Freshmen (“Tough Enuff for […]

Fired Public Safety Officer Properly Vetted, College Says

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BY BRANDAN BLOM // OCT. 31, 2013 // A former Curry College Public Safety officer is due back in court in early December, following charges stemming from an armed home invasion two weeks ago. Paul Kodzis, who graduated from the college in 2009 with a degree in criminal justice, allegedly broke into an ex-girlfriend’s Marshfield […]

Former Student Returns to Court

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BY KEVIN DIFFILY // OCT. 25, 2013 // The former Curry student charged with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and drunk driving in the May 2013 death of Evan Bard, a nursing student at the college, was back in court this week for a pretrial conference. Sean Jackman, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. If […]

Curry Continues to Invest in Ulin Rink

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BY BRANDAN BLOM // OCT. 21, 2013 // The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same—at least with the Max Ulin Memorial Ice Rink, that is. Curry College signed a new two-year contract in managing the rink for the town of Milton. The college has managed the rink since 2010, when […]

Advocate of Drunk Driving Laws Continues Fight

Leading Melanie’s Law advocate Ron Bersani, the driving force behind Melanie’s Law, one of the toughest comprehensive approaches to drunken driving in the nation, speaks to a Politics and History class on Thursday, Oct. 3. // PHOTO BY CONNOR GLEASON / CURRY COLLEGE.

BY EMMA SULLIVAN // OCT. 6, 2013 // Everyone knows that heroes don’t always wear capes. But not everyone is familiar with Ron Bersani and his family. On July 25, 2003, Bersani lost his granddaughter Melanie Powell, 13, to a drunk driving accident. Powell was struck by a repeat offender while crossing a street in […]

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