News in Brief

This Week:

● Maria Litvin, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science, held a free one-day workshop on April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is a nonprofit that helps to introduce computer science education into schools. Elementary school teachers, librarians, and technology teachers were invited to attend.
● This year’s EcoAction sponsored Green Cup Challenge ended on April 28. The competition started on April 1 and lasted for four weeks. Dormitories were encouraged to reduce energy usage by doing small acts like turning off lights or unplugging chargers. In the Abbot cluster, Carriage House won with a 38.3% reduction, in the Flagstaff cluster Burtt House with a 21.4% reduction, in the Pine Knoll cluster Stuart House with a 16.3% reduction, in West Quad North Pemberton Cottage with a 51.3% reduction, and in West Quad South Adams Hall with a 7.7% reduction. All first-place dorms will be receiving a Chipotle munch.
● All returning boarding students received an email at 8:30 p.m. on April 28 with a link to this year’s Housing Survey. All students had to complete the survey by April 29 at 9:00 p.m. If students failed to complete the survey by the deadline, they were placed randomly.
● The College Counseling Office hosted its annual Spring College Fair in the Case Memorial Cage from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 29. Students and parents were able to meet representatives from 150 colleges and universities around the world.

Looking Ahead:

● On Friday, May 10, Holocaust survivor and author Leo S. Ullman ’57 will speak at 7:00 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium as this year’s Holocaust Commemoration Day speaker. He will present his talk titled “796 Days: Hiding as a Child in Occupied Amsterdam During WWII.” This event is sponsored by Community and Multicultural Development office, the Jewish Student Union, and the Office of Academy Resources.