Left to right: Vesin, Schregle and Baume

ISCPA students in Lyon, France attend HC

Hastings College welcomes three new international students to campus. Agathe Baume (France), Leontine Schregle (Switzerland), and Charleen Vesin (France) moved from France to the U.S. at the of start the spring semester. International Admissions Counselor and Director of International Programs Grant Hunter took a trip overseas to recruit students to HC. “He came to our class and presented a powerpoint, like what is Hastings College, … Continue reading ISCPA students in Lyon, France attend HC

Left to right: Burke, Kennon and Hanson attend NCA annual conference

Students, professor recognized at National Communication Association annual conference

At the National Communication Association’s (NCA) annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland, one Hastings College student received a top award for a research paper, another was elected to a national advisory board and a professor was given a service award. The NCA convention is typically attended by graduate students and professors; however, HC undergraduates attended. Senior Alli Kennon, a communication studies major from Spicer, Minnesota; senior … Continue reading Students, professor recognized at National Communication Association annual conference

Diversity Team holds panel discussion about campus culture

A panel discussion was held by the Diversity Team to discuss the current culture and climate of Hastings College and its students, faculty and staff this past Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11:45 a.m. in Hazelrigg Student Union rooms A and B. The panel was moderated by Chief Copy Editor Jordan Ismaiel on behalf of the Collegian — Ismaiel is also a member of the Diversity … Continue reading Diversity Team holds panel discussion about campus culture

Hastings: we ask that you #updateyourallystatus

We are Hastings College Ally Training (HCAT), and we were formed as part of our Persuasion class. For this block, we were tasked with running a campaign about diversity. After deciding that we had the most agency to talk about the gender and sexual minorities (GSM), we designed and developed a campaign to teach the general public about it. One reason we chose this topic … Continue reading Hastings: we ask that you #updateyourallystatus

Collegian will continue to cover news as always

Hastings College is officially done with a month of classes. This also means students are one month into adjusting to a host of changes: a new curriculum, the block system, digital textbooks, iPad Pros and new locations for staff, just to name a few. After spending a summer collectively holding our breath as we waited to see what happened, HC has moved into this new … Continue reading Collegian will continue to cover news as always

Facebook Security Breach

You may have noticed that Facebook logged you out on Tuesday, requiring you to sign in before you could start scrolling through your feeds. That’s because on Sept. 25, another breach of security occurred to the online giant. This breach follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year in which 87 million people had their information stolen. This breach affected 50 million as of Oct. … Continue reading Facebook Security Breach

The Collegian strives to be the best

Last year, Hastings College announced changes that would affect every student planning to graduate after May 2019. These changes included a complete redesign of the academic calendar, changes to the liberal arts program and new opportunities for off-campus study. In addition, a campus-wide survey highlighted the problem of sexual violence on campus. For many, this information sparked frustration, worry and uncertainty in the HC community. … Continue reading The Collegian strives to be the best

The Pushkin Institute opens to HC students

Hastings College “reimagined” its 20-year partnership with Pyatigorsk State University (PSU) in Russia by establishing a Pushkin Institute for Russian Language and Culture in McCormick Hall, room 110. The institute officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and brief presentation by Alexander Gorbunov, rector of PSU, on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The Pushkin Institute at HC is certified as part of an international brand of … Continue reading The Pushkin Institute opens to HC students

The broken bond between America and Russia

In June 1996, I was interning on Capitol Hill for Nebraska Congressman Jon Christensen. After the first round of presidential elections in Russia, Boris Yeltsin led by only a 3 percent margin over the communist leader Gennadiy Zyuganov. The second round was set for July 3. Many experts feared the Communists would win the elections in Russia. The debate quickly unfolded in D.C., with the … Continue reading The broken bond between America and Russia

Mariama Sesay speaks about her unique heritage

Mariama Sesay’s name is telling of her multicultural heritage. In fact, it adapts to each of the cultures in her family: “Sidautu (given name)” for her French mother, “Maria” for her Dominican grandmother, “Mary” for her British father and “Mariama,” for her Islamic African roots. “My life is complicated. All these cultures overlap all the time,” she said. “It’s good, though, because I respect other … Continue reading Mariama Sesay speaks about her unique heritage