Rose-Hulman often showcases the accomplishments of women in engineering fields, but only rarely do students and faculty look back on the great strides women have made in other fields.
Thursday, December 3, Rose-Hulman hosted Harriet McNeal, Emeritus Professor of Humanities, Art, and Women’s Studies at Indiana State University, for a one-hour lecture about the role women have played in art and art history.
Inrecognition of the December 1 World AIDS Day, the Unity Club brought in a speaker from Planned Parenthood to talk about HIV, AIDS, and how to make safe sex fun, and handed out free Durex condoms and information about HIV and AIDS in Moench commons. Reactions to the table were mixed; like with any promotional table in the commons, many students simply ignored the free prophylactics and informational pamphlets, while some others greatly appreciated the free protection, and picked up many condoms. Currently, the only place on campus to acquire condoms is the C-Store, as Rose-Hulman’sHealth Services does not distribute birth control. Table decoration featured a Unity banner, red ribbons (which were also available to those interested in them).
Attention seekers crash White House party
Michaele and Tareq Salahi were unknown to most Americans before President Obama’s first state dinner. Now, controversy swirls around them, and around the U.S. Secret Service, because of their attendance. In the week following the dinner, it has become clear that the couple was trying to qualify Michaele for the Bravo network’s show “The Real Housewives of D.C.” In fact, representatives for the couple have already contacted major television networks, saying that the couple will speak for “a payment in the mid-six figures range” . Calls for the resignation of the head of the Secret Service are beginning to appear in the news world.
Thanksgiving break is usually fairly traditional: students go home to their families and enjoy a nice turkey dinner. Simon Liang, freshman software engineer and international student from China, had a much more active break.
Liang took a week-long road trip with his floormate Andrew Daw, freshman mechanical engineer. Together, Liang and Dawstarted their trip by taking in the Pacers/Cavaliers NBA game at Conseco Fieldhouse.
TheDiversity Committee hosted its first ever Veteran’s Day commemorative lunch this year. Over a dozen people attendedto hear veterans share their stories.
Finally, the drought of martial arts action thriller pictures has ended with the release of James McTeigue’s “Ninja Assassin.” This motion picture is the epitome of a martial arts thriller.
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