President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog
A recent CNN op-ed on women in government cited a 2016 study co-authored by Professor Dana Wittmer Wolfe (Political Science). The authors point to Wolfe’s finding that “female legislators are more likely to introduce bills of importance to families.”
The op-ed argues that a “seismic shift” has occurred in American politics, with women increasingly replacing male politicians accused of misconduct. Professor Wolfe’s research is very relevant in today’s political climate.
On December 17, I joined our mid-year graduates and their families for Winter Celebration. We enjoyed a formal dinner in Bemis Great Hall and recognized their individual achievements.
Congratulations to this accomplished group!
The Career Center is offering several new Dynamic Half Block courses, including The Big Idea Half Block, Advertising Agency Immersion, and Comedy in Culture in New York City. Additionally, several Half Block instructors will offer campus-wide access to their expertise through the Career Center’s Professionals in Residence Series.
Keep an eye out for the many opportunities for creativity, curiosity, and career exploration this Half Block!
Amid the craziness of Fourth Week, I surprised students doing some late-night studying in Tutt Library with cookies. Student Body President Dorsa Djalilzadeh ’18 and Student Trustee Ben Kieklak ’18 joined me in passing out cookies to nearly 200 students.
It was great to see students utilizing all the new study spaces in the library!