COVID-19 prompts for campus closure, online classes

As Hastings College prepared for a day taken out of the block five schedule, it was what many thought to be an extra day of spring break. This was done to avoid potential contact between the campus community and returning study abroad class trips in countries with increased concerns over a new virus. Little were students aware that it would be the last time they … Continue reading COVID-19 prompts for campus closure, online classes

Roger Doerr elected new Chair of HC Board of Trustees

Roger Doerr of Hastings has been elected Chair of the Hastings College Board of Trustees, succeeding Glen Moss of Lincoln who served as Chair since 2016. Moss, a 1974 graduate of Hastings College, began his Board service in 1996. He will remain active on the Board as Vice Chair. Moss is a semi-retired consultant and corporate secretary for Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest in … Continue reading Roger Doerr elected new Chair of HC Board of Trustees

HC students go international

Close to half of Hastings College’s sophomore students will be traveling during block five, which begins on March 2. They will go to Ireland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. This is a requirement within the new curriculum at HC, as part of the CORE. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland will be hosting the students traveling to Ireland, where they will visit Londonderry, “Derry.” … Continue reading HC students go international

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