Thursday, September 18 marked the joyous opening ceremony of the La Fuerza’s social space in Moshier-Hutchison House (otherwise known by students as “Mo-Hutch”) in the North Quad.
This proud success came after La Fuerza Latina’s long and emotional campaign for funds from DCGA (interested readers can read all about it here on the Denisonian). The organization’s purpose is to bring Latinos and students interested in the Latin American Culture together. Therefore, the lack of a common area for growing number of members to hang out and interact was a big disadvantage.
Even at such a small university such as Denison there can be huge disconnects and miscommunications from time to time. Many students see it day to day as a struggle of student voice vs. administrative power. Others see it as student time vs. professors expectations. But most times, much miscommunication occurs between students. Many students hate group projects for this reason: different expectations and very little consideration for the other students time and ideas occur–and many times the presentation/project is not to standard with what the group member want.
On behalf of DCGA’s Policy Committee, I am writing to you in regards to a growing student interest in critical language expansion. Over a year ago, I was approached by students wishing for further course offerings in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Portuguese. In response to this, DCGA Policy Committee established a taskforce to query possible action through dialogue with students, faculty, and administrators.
This survey is intended to quantitatively gauge student interest in the (1) addition of higher level classes in the aforementioned languages, (2) creation of corresponding major/minor programs, and (3) establishment of interdisciplinary area studies programs with language components.
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Asian American Association (AAA) is hosting Eliot Chang’s #SCANDALOUS Comedy Tour this Friday, November 8th at 8pm in the Roost. Please join us for a fun hour of laughs which will be immediately followed by a workshop on media.
Eliot Chang’s Comedy Central Half Hour was voted #2 in Comedy Central’s Stand Up Showdown. Other TV appearances include E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and Showtime’s “Minority Report.”
This comedian is also an actor and improviser. He studied improv in NY at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and then with Armando Diaz at the Magnet Theater, where he was on the house team “Jungle!