From Jordan, with Love and Purpose

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BY COLBY CALISI // DEC. 17, 2014 // Dr. Susan LaRocco is working from off campus this academic year. Way, way off campus. The longtime Curry Nursing Department professor is living, learning and working in Amman, Jordan on a Fulbright Scholarship. The Fulbright Scholarship is awarded to 8,000 U.S. students and scholars each year to work, […]

Learning Where You Live

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BY BRANDON METEVIER // DEC. 16, 2014 // Bell Hall, Curry College’s newest residence hall, is more than just student housing. It’s a place to learn, to work together, to build community, and to attend class. That’s right! Some students are able to go to class without having to leave their residence hall. Bell Hall, […]

Honors Program Looks to Evolve, Grow

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BY JESSICA ASCIOLLA // DEC. 14, 2014 // Many students aren’t aware that Curry College has an Honors Program. In fact, it has existed since 1989. But the program is currently undergoing some tough times, in part due to a lack of leadership. Dr. Ron Warners was the co-director/director of Honors since its inception, but […]

New Assault Case Emerges as Old Case Closes

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BY EMMA SULLIVAN // DEC. 11, 2014 // Oct. 16 was an important day for former Curry College student Robert “Troy” Jones. That’s when the criminal case against him for assaulting and kidnapping a pair of female Curry student was dropped. According to Quincy District Court records, the case was dismissed due to a lack […]

When is the Price Right?

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BY COLE MCNANNA // DEC. 8, 2014 // Colleges need money, plain and simple. Without it, they simply cannot stay in business. At Curry College, student tuition, room/board, and fees account for approximately 94 percent of all earned revenue. Because the college is so reliant on these funds, rates have increased steadily over the years. […]

Library Invests in Tech, Partly in Search of Space

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BY KENNETH SCOTT // NOV. 17, 2014 // Curry College’s library has undergone some relatively big changes within its relatively small confines. From iPad rentals to color printing, technology is playing a larger role in the campus’s educational support services. The Levin Library has added additional printers to the first and second floor, including a […]

Sports Journalist Bob Ryan Tells Stories

Curry Professor Bill Littlefield (left), host of NPR's "Only a Game, and longtime Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan.

BY COLE MCNANNA // NOV. 6, 2014 // Longtime Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan was on Curry’s campus Wednesday night, Nov. 5, to talk about his new book, Scribe: My Life in Sports, which tells the story of a lifetime of storytelling. The event was part of an ongoing speaker series led by Curry […]

State GOP Chair Visits Campus

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BY CRAIG RICHARDSON // OCT. 28, 2014 // Politics in this country has been in disfavor over the last decade. Government gets labeled as corrupt, inept and even useless. This surely results in considerably low voter turnout. On Thursday, Oct. 23, Massachusetts Republican Party chairperson Kirsten Hughes came to Curry College and encouraged students not […]

New Chief Academic Officer at Curry

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BY RYAN HATHAWAY // OCT. 7, 2014 // Dr. David Szczerbacki is among the newest employees at Curry College. But with 35 years of experience in higher education, Curry’s chief academic officer is hardly new to academia. Szczerbacki joined Curry in June of this year, replacing Dr. David Potash, who is now president of Wilbur […]

Two Assaults on Campus

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BY BRANDAN BLOM // SEPT. 26, 2014 // Less than a week after a female Curry student reported being assaulted on campus, another female student has reported a similar but separate incident. According to the college, the most recent assault occurred on South Campus at 2 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Four males, described as “college […]

Former Student Sentenced in Death of Evan Bard

Junior Evan Bard was a nursing major and member of the Curry College cheerleading team. // COURTESY PHOTO

BY ALYSSA MCCANN // SEPT. 13, 2014 // About 50 friends and family members of Evan Bard, a Curry nursing student who died in an automobile accident in May 2013, gathered in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham Friday afternoon in search of closure. Sean Jackman, who formerly attended Curry and played on the baseball team, […]

Bed, Wrath and Beyond

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BY HALEY LORGE // MAY 7, 2014 // After receiving their housing lottery numbers this spring, Curry College residential students scrambled to make plans for next year. However, things haven’t gone quite as planned for everybody. Twenty current rising juniors have no place to live on campus next year because of a shortage in residential […]

Campus Sodexo Workers Move to Unionize

Sodexo's Jools Pemberton, surrounded by student supporters, is among the unionization leaders at Curry. // PHOTO BY NICK IRONSIDE

BY NICK IRONSIDE // MAY 1, 2014 // As Julie Pemberton walked out of the Student Center on Wednesday afternoon, April 30, a crowd of about 40 students and faculty members outside cheered the woman they affectionately know as “Jools.” After some warm embraces, the entire group marched back inside in support of the unionization […]

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

South Campus Residence Hall (SCRH) is one of 17 residence halls on Curry's campus.

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 […]

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