News in Brief


Black Arts Month Coffee House & Open Mic, a talent show hosted by Af-Lat-Am, was held in Susie’s on Friday, February 7, from 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and showcased a variety of student and faculty led performances involving singing, acting, dancing, rapping, performing magic, and reciting poetry.

The Academy Concert Bands, “L’Insieme di Martedi Sera,” directed by Peter Cirelli, Instructor in Music, and The Concert Band, directed by Vincent Monaco, Instructor in Music, performed in Cochran Chapel on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.

West Quad South hosted the annual Casino Night in Commons on Saturday, February 8, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with decorations and an ambience that paid homage to the Roaring Twenties.

There was a reception to celebrate the opening of winter exhibitions at the Addison Gallery of American Art on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This season, the Addison presents “Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950”; “Expanding Work 1940-1950”; “Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions”; “Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America”; and “A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America.” The winter opening events will be free and open to the public.


Angela Davis, author of nine socially conscious books, will host an event in Cochran Chapel on Friday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m., during which she will discuss the importance of social justice in her activism and scholastic endeavors over the past several decades.

A guest artist recital will take place in Cochran Chapel on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. Titled “Oh Glory 2: Shades of Beauty,” the recital will be featuring James Dargan, baritone, and Mark Whitlock, piano.