Clinical trials, Washington & an immunological viewpoint

News stemming from the field of science and medicine has a strong influence on what’s talked about around the watercoolers in the Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC). Last week, the Associated Press reported on the recently concluded phase… Read More

Bursting with color

Walking down the halls of the Barrington Center for the Arts, it’s not long before the creative atmosphere offers an environment to pause—at the inspiration, beauty and color. But as this year’s winter-break winds down and students return… Read More

Immigration: Good intentions for a broken system

These days, a modern family is more complex than the screen-written characters seen on TV. Many families now include a loved one who came to the United States from another homeland. So when President Obama announced a new immigration policy in a televised address Thursday, we went straight to Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, chair of Gordon’s Department of Political Science, for comment about the nature of Obama’s announcement and the impact it might have on the future. Read her “Reflection on the News” here >>

Neuroscience: brains, monkeys and wheelchairs?

After reading a National Geographic article on brains, monkeys and wheelchairs, we asked Dr. Bryan Auday to comment for a new series on The Bell titled, “Faculty Reflections on the News.” Read more >>

Playing the Numbers: Math Prof Karl-Dieter Crisman’s Search for “Intelligible Nerdiness”

Karl-Dieter Crisman, associate professor of mathematics, recently published a review article in Books and Culture. “If you’re a member of group that gets club oufits,” he writes, “it’s typical to personalize the shirts or jackets with a nickname… Read More