Student Symposium goes virtual

The 2020 Hastings College Lecture Series Student Symposium (HCLS) on Oct. 14 was a day full of eight accomplished speakers presenting on the main themes of women’s suffrage and “Breaking Barriers: the 19th Amendment and Beyond.” As the lectures were all delivered over Zoom, HCLS had more freedom for scheduling when choosing out-of-state speakers. “Expanding upon the theme of women’s suffrage…allowed us to invite speakers … Continue reading Student Symposium goes virtual

Revisions to HC student justice system strengthen community cohesion

A longstanding part of Hastings College’s campus community, the Community Accountability Board (CAB) and restorative justice system makes sure that any violations of student conduct are resolved in a meaningful and productive way. After being accused of violating the student handbook, an individual may appeal that violation to CAB.  “Once an appeal is filed, it’s passed on to the board and they meet roughly every … Continue reading Revisions to HC student justice system strengthen community cohesion

First-years receive cheaper iPad model

Starting the second year of HC 2.0, HC’s college-provided student technology has had an adjustment this year. First-year and incoming transfer students received iPad Airs (2019) instead of 2018 iPad Pros (11”), for reasons including but not exclusively because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Price and usage were the major factors that led to the purchase of iPad Airs. At most retail outlets, iPad Airs are … Continue reading First-years receive cheaper iPad model

Mary Lanning and Bryan plan merger amid Lloyd’s arrival

On Aug. 13, it was announced in a press release that Hastings College and Bryan College of Health Science (BCHS) will be collaborating with Mary Lanning Healthcare (MLH) regarding the development of a new medical and nursing program.  This collaboration was mutually agreed upon after a year of related planning regarding separate partnerships. Dr. Rich Lloyd is serving as Hastings College’s new executive president while … Continue reading Mary Lanning and Bryan plan merger amid Lloyd’s arrival

Colleges battling the virus

As the 2020–21 school year begins, institutions across the country — and the world — have been forced to make last-minute changes to policies to keep their physical and digital doors open. In some cases, the economic impacts from the pandemic are too devastating.  For small institutions, the loss of income from sports and decreased enrollment has proved damaging. As the Big Ten schools announced … Continue reading Colleges battling the virus

Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

The effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic are being felt around the globe, most notably through the closure of school campuses. Professors and students have had to adapt to online classes, but such a universal experience has had a unique impact on seniors and study-abroad students. With the decision to stream Commencement via Facebook and YouTube at 10 a.m. on May 16, seniors have been … Continue reading Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

Students tour industries

Vocation and Career Services hosted a “Learn, Connect, Experience” industry tour to allow a small group of students to visit several local businesses and gain information about local career fields on Feb. 12. The tour was open for any student to register, with 10 students given the opportunity to learn from employees of Pacha Soap — founded by Hastings College alumni — Mary Lanning Healthcare … Continue reading Students tour industries

Ferguson discusses “courage” through conversations

Pete Ferguson ‘96 spoke on campus as part of Hastings College’s Black History Month celebrations organized by Black Student Alliance (BSA), the Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Student Engagement office. Ferguson also spoke in the Wilson Center auditorium in a lecture that was free and open to the public. Ferguson’s afternoon session in Hazelrigg Student Union, rooms A and B, “Bias: It’s in our … Continue reading Ferguson discusses “courage” through conversations

Tobacco age law changes

As of Dec. 20, 2019, federal law has been changed to prohibit sales of tobacco products (including cigarettes, vape products, electronic cigarettes, and chew) to anyone under the age of 21.  Previously, the federal minimum legal sale age (MLSA) was 18. According to Time USA, 20 states have complied with the changes to the law.  As this is a federal law, individual states are still … Continue reading Tobacco age law changes

SAAC supporting athletic events

Starting this school year, the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has been part of several initiatives on and off campus, ranging from events at games promoting attendance to looking inward at helping athletes succeed beyond sports. SAAC is formed of representatives from each sports team, a fine arts representative, and a faculty advisory board. SAAC promotes games in several ways, such as with tailgates, themed … Continue reading SAAC supporting athletic events