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Our View-Dining accommodations important for students

by Simpsonian Staff

October 28, 2009

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Students who live on campus are required to buy meal plans, but a lot of times those meals go unused. The lunch and dinner times at Pfeiffer are already limited. If students have classes from 11 to 2, they can't eat lunch. Even ha...

Our View-May Term revisions may be necessary

by Simpsonian Staff

October 15, 2009

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Last year when the newly created Office of International Education instituted new policies on enrollment in May Term international travel courses, there were some kinks in the process. The deadlines for applications and the new...

Our View-Rivalries build community

by Simpsonian Staff

October 7, 2009

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It's homecoming week at Simpson College. The red and gold banners are waving. The hunt for the medallion is on, and fans are gearing up for Saturday's game. This year we're taking on Central, our IIAC rivals. Much has been ma...

Our View-Hard work of many kept students here

by Simpsonian Staff

September 23, 2009

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Last year, everyone worried what the landscape of our campus would look like in terms of enrollment after the economy took a nose-dive. Would we be able to draw students to campus? Would they stay to complete their education?...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

April 15, 2009

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Change takes time, as we've seen with the lengthy process of the curriculum changes. Members of the Learning Programs Working Group have been working hard for more than two years to develop the best possible curriculum for the...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

April 8, 2009

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The Iowa Supreme Court's decision to ban gay marriage came as a surprise to the entire nation. Newspapers across the state were left scrambling to cover the decision after it was announced on Friday. As a campus in the middle of the ...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

April 1, 2009

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The recent changes in SGA's finance code will make things better for campus groups in the long run. More groups will be able to receive money, and financing will be fairly divided between groups. The changes were made to give...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

March 25, 2009

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Each year, students are asked to work at the phonathon. Students are told they're helping out the college by raising money for scholarships and the like and that it's a great opportunity for some on-campus employment. The event r...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

March 18, 2009

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We've all heard about it since we came to college, and sometimes we even hear about it on the news. College students are always being advised to closely monitor what is put up on their Facebook and MySpace pages, because once you p...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

March 4, 2009

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Students have always wondered about the money they spent on their meal plans. Why does crappy food cost so much? But lately, the big thing on students' minds has been how many meals they've paid for versus how many they've actua...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

February 25, 2009

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We hear it every year. Tuition always goes up, and no one is ever happy about it. No one really wants to see the cost of our education go up, but it's a fact of life. We're all feeling the crunch with the current state of the e...

Our View

February 18, 2009

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Spring Break is a time for college students to be college students Do you remember the episode of "The Simpson's" where Homer takes his family on a summer vacation that happens to fall during spring break? Homer, Marge and the ki...