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The Griffin, Vol. 1.5 February 2011

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THE GRIFFIN
 Th Fr Studnt Nwspapr of Chstnut Hi Cog
Phiadphia, PA Fruary 2010
STYLE 4News 2Opinion 6Sports 8
On January 27, students took advantage of the snow day sledding, snowmen-building
and snowball-ghting. In Chestnut Hill, travel on Germantown Avenue and mostother streets were blocked. Left photo from Alyssa Cherewatey ‘12, right by Max Ka
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HANNAH CAmPbell‘11 _____________  Who’s to say a cogor univrsity can succss-fuy do its jo of ducat-ing studnts? W, forChstnut Hi Cog it isth midd Stats Cois-sion on Highr education(mSCHe). Th Cogrcnty gan th ongoing procss for r-accrditationy th mSCHe, a proc-dur that can tak up to twoyars. It is xpctd to coptd in th sur of 2013. Th mSCHe is on of sixagncis in th idd statsrgion that is rsponsi foraccrditing dgr-granting cogs and univrsitis,and intrprting and nforc-ing fdra guidins. Thagncy xains ach insti-tution as a who to nsurth cog or univrsity isadhring to its ission andcor vaus for highr du-cation.“Chstnut Hi is r-ac-crditd vry tn yars ina procss that is uch ikpr rviw,” said Dr. Kn-nth Soprano, Vic Prsi-dnt for Acadic Affairsand Dan of Facuty. “If thcog is in vioation thn
 we can lose our nancial aid,
and that’s why this procss isso iportant.”Ovr th nxt two yars,th mSCHe rquirs thCog to vauat itsf inration to its own ission. Thr ar svra working groups, string coitts,that rprsnt vry aspctof th Cog. Additiona working groups ar fordand, in conjunction with thstring coitts, ar r-sponsi for vauating thCog’s aiity to t th14 standards outind y thmSCHe.So of ths standardsincud adrship and gov-rnanc, adinistration, andgnra ducation. Uponcoption of this vaua-tion, th utiat product, which is a rport, is suit-td to th mSCHe.Soprano fs this is aprocdur that shoud in-cud th capus cou-nity caus it is iportantto know what vryon’s viws ar on diffrnt fac-ts of th Cog. Focusgroups and utin oardposts ar so of th waysthat Soprano thinks h canhp gt th word out aoutth mSCHe and har whatstudnts hav to contriut.“Th two-yar procsshas arady gun and whn w suit this rport, -rs fro th mSCHe wi visit th capus for two orthr days to intrviw fac-uty and studnts aout itand aout Chstnut Hi,”Soprano said. “That is why it’s ncssary for vryonto not ony  awar, utto  invovd as w ook atdiffrnt aspcts of th co-g and try to progrss.” Th mSCHe’s intr- viws wi  infora, of-tn catching studnts in thhaway or caftria to ask qustions aout th Cog.Upon coption of thsintrviws, th mSCHe wit as a group to akrcondations for thcog’s rspons. “ThmSCHe is aout pr r- viw and this sf study sks to invov facuty,staff and studnts in various ways,” said barara Hogan,Ph.D., a rprsntativ froth facuty string coit-t and Associat Profssorof Huan Srvics.In ordr for th mSCHeintrviws to  succssfu,studnts nd to  ducat-d on th accrditation pro-css. Studnts’ suggstions
College Begins Re-Accreditation Process
Snowpocalypse Closes CHC, Philly 
can affct what changs thCog aks in th futur. This procss wi ngativy affct studnts if th cogfais to rciv r-accrdita-
tion, because nancial aid
 wi no ongr  avaiaand th Cog woud noongr rain in usinss. Th procdur is gard to incusiv, and th cogcounity nds to  r-sponsiv and ook for waysto participat.Onc Chstnut Hi hasdon its part, th mSCHe
 will do a nal review of the
Cog and vot for r-ac-crdition in Jun, 2013. Thiscoprhnsiv procss, a-though tdious, givs thcog a chanc to xa-in th changs facd inth past and ook ahad to aright futur.
 
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Marilee GallaGher ‘14 ______________ 
Barl a wk ito thsprig smstr, a cilig pro
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jctor was stol from Room42, a St. Josph’s Hall bas
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mt classroom. Accordig to a statmtrlasd b Vic Prsidt of Studt Lif L Ortal, thcilig projctor was stolfrom th room, locatd arMARy MARzAnO
‘12 __________ 
 Accordig to studis r
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portd i Th nw york Timsad Th Washigto Post, o-third of all studts trasfrcollgs at last oc. ChstutHill Collg is a top choic forma sprig arrivals: this sprig 29 studts trasfrrd to thCollg, with 33 arrivig lastsprig ad 42 i sprig 2009. Trasfrrig to a w col
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lg or uivrsit ca b a chal
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lg, spciall for a sprig smstr. Ma collgs havstrict policis for studtstrasfrrig durig this tim;othr collgs do ot allow it.Strictr still ar som of thpolicis for rst-ar trasfrstudts. Chstut Hill Collgis ot o of thos schools ad wlcoms rst-ar studts.Ulik ma collgs thatrstrict th majors a studtca choos if trasfrrig ith sprig, th Collg has osuch limitatios.I fact, th Collg has adual-admissios program withsvral ara commuit col
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lgs which allows studts totrasfr aftr spdig thirrst two ars at a partrig istitutio.Oc thos two ars arcomplt, th studt is grat
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d admissio to Chstut HillCollg ad ma tr withma crdits compltd. ThKeLLy WILSOn
‘11 __________ 
Chstut Hill Collg joisth lit-rakd v schools ith Philadlphia ara ad th124 schools i th world, whobar th “All Stiwa School”isigia. Th Collg purchasdovr a do w Stiwa pia
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os i Jauar aftr svral arsof usig a assortmt of mis
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matchd piaos.“Th Stiwa piao is thprmir piao mad i th USA.It is kow ad acclaimdthroughout th world bcausof its xcllt craftsmashipad bautiful to,” Sistr Kath
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l McClosk, Chair of thMusic Dpartmt, said of thprstigious stadig of th pia
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o makr. “W ar vr gratfulto our Collg Admiistratiofor thir willigss to updatour quipmt at this tim iour music dpartmt histor.”Studts shar th samstimt, wlcomig th w piaos with a clar agrssto start plaig. “I, for o, am vr xcitd to hav w Sti
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 wa piaos ad caot waitto start practicig o thm,”nicholas Raspati, ‘11, said.Raspati also blivs that thschool’s promit status willattract mor musicias. “I thlog trm, I thik mor skilldmusicias will look dpr itorollig i th Collg's musicdpartmt.” Th Collg purchasd w upright yamaha piaos a fw ars ago, but th dcisio wasmad to trad thm i to subsi
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di th cost of th w Sti
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 wa dsigd “Bosto” piaos. As th umbr ad calibr of musicias riss with ach i
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comig class, it’s ol logicalto match ths musicias withhigh qualit istrumts. “Withicrasd rollmt i our d
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partmt ad th d for w matrials, th purchas of thsistrumts supports our goalsto provid a qualit ducatiofor our music ad music duca
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tio studts ad placs us i alagu with othr schools thatclaim th titl of a ‘All Sti
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 wa School,’” McClosk said.Cosidrig th Collg r
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istatd its music ducatio ma
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jor ol six ars ago, th rat of th dpartmt’s growth is trul imprssiv. Toda, thr ar ovrhalf a do activ studt 
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smbls ad ma rcitals adprformacs hld throughoutth school ar.
CHC Music Joins Steinway Elite
 This concert-grand Steinway piano was assembled andremains in the East Parlor. Other grands can be found inthe Motherhouse Auditorium and the Redmond Room while students have access to the Boston upright pianosin practice rooms. Photo by Institutional Advancement.
Projector Stolen From St. Joe’s Classroom
CHC Transfer-Friendl
k to this is that ChstutHill is cor to cor, maig th Collg will accpt ot ol thir crdits, but th trasfrstudts ar ot boud b thsam procicis ad WOKs. Trasfr Coordiator Mi
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chal Trraova xplais thCollg’s locatio as appalig to trasfr studts. “Thr arma two-ar collgs aroudChstut Hill; as for studtstrasfrrig from four-arcollgs, most ar from P
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slvaia ad trasfrrig closrto hom.”not all trasfrs ar fromPslvaia: rst-ar LuisFlix coms to th Collgfrom Los Agls Commuit Collg to joi th m’s soccrtam, hopig for “a w xp
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ric.” Th oritatio procss forsprig trasfrs is limitd adoft cosidrd “hit or miss.” Th currt oritatio is abrif hour-log mtig withth Collg’s Studt Lif d
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partmt. not all studts arabl to attd though, spcial
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l commutrs.Gorg Pavlosk, ’12, r
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frrd to th oritatio as “forwbis” so h optd to skip.Pavlosk is back at th Collgaftr a hiatus bfor his juiorar to joi th Maris. “I likth small commuit of Chst
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ut Hill ad lft frids hr, soI watd to com back ad 
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ish m ducatio.”th buildig’s lvator, ad wasulockd at th tim th pro
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jctor wt missig. Accord
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ig to Ortal’s statmt, “thprojctor was stol out of thcilig o Frida, Ja. 14 b
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tw th hours of 1 p.m. ad3 p.m.” Authoritis rmai usurof who took th projctor or wh it ma hav b tak,but som studts ar co
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crd that campus saft wasjopardid. A rst-ar studt, who r
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qustd to rmai aomous,said, “I do’t udrstad wh somo would stal a projc
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tor, but th fact that somomaagd to stal it ad gt itout of th buildig maks mqustio what xactl campusscurit is doig to prvtthigs lik this from happig agai.”Othr studts cho thisopiio, although som blivthat th projctor’s thft wasot somthig that campus s
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curit could hav prvtd.Rgardlss of th rasofor thft or who committdth crim, th wll-big of thstudts rmais a top priorit. As admiistrators ad campusscurit ivstigat th mattrad put prvtio stratgisi plac, studts ar rmiddthat saft is a commuit r
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sposibilit: if ou s som
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thig, sa somthig.
 
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InternDiaries
 Many students at the college are involved in excit- ing internships. In the Intern Diaries, students with internships are invited to share their experiences.This issue’s diary entrant is Jessica Fisher ‘11.
 Th ou “itr” (somous with xploitd laborr)usuall brigs forth imags of frid oug adultsbalacig caffi-ifusd liquids with th acquirig of arthritis from th cop machi—all whil swltrig udrth burig ga of th dsigatd had hocho. But, lt’sb host, that is a sriousl miscostrud gmt of thpopular imagiatio. I hop!Currtl, I am a itr at Stto Musum, o of th oldst ad most impccabl prsrvd Gorgia-stlhistoric houss i Philadlphia. Icidtall, Grmatowis hom to svral historic sits ragig from th Awbur  Arbortum to Grumblthorp. Th Stto Musum was origiall built b William P’s scrtar, JamsLoga, i th 1720s. Jams Loga was istrumtal i thdvlopmt of Pslvaia, oft holdig promitpolitical rols. Stto is ow prsrvd b th natioalSocit of th Coloial Dams of Amrica i thCommowalth of Pslvaia, a orgaiatio thataims to provid itrstd idividuals with th abilit toxpric ightth ctur coloial lif.I tpicall itr vr Moda ad Wdsda, howvr,I will occasioall work o th wkds for spcial vts.M ogoig projct, which I at last partiall work o mostdas, is th costructio of a timli of all th Stto-rlatd vts that occurrd sic th masio’s rctio. Thus far, I hav rad th diaris (all 17 volums spaig th ars 1815 to 1839) of Dborah Loga.I hav also b hlpig to orgai ad labl glassdatig from 1730-1770 for a archaological projct. Archaological work is udoubtdl tdious, but thr isa surprisigl soothig qualit to th mthodical labor.It is fatastic to xpric histor i such a ssor adtagibl mar.O slow das, I dig aroud i th archivs at thGrmatow Historical Socit, hlpig with athig th ma d. I also hav m occasioal, but cssar, hours whr I work with xcl spradshts. Thr is ditl o shortag of work at th Stto Musum. As ThomasMa oc said, “Vr dp, vr dp is th wll of thpast. Should w ot call it bottomlss?” Wallowig ith wll of th past sms, to m, to b both fruitful adjoabl.
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Spak Wk, a campus-widStudt Govrmt Associa
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tio iitiativ hld this fall, al
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lowd studts to aomousl spak thir mids ad xprsscampus cocrs, dmads,or gral xclamatios. Co
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crs varid from dmads of “Gt bas ad corbrad” to“Hav a shoppr shuttl oFrida ights,” ad som vboldr commts such as “Fixth ecoom.” I rgrtfull ad
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mit that w could’t maag allth dmads; howvr, b r
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 viwig th rsults ad brai
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stormig with ma poplo campus, icludig Scurit, Vic Prsidt for Studt LifL Ortal, ad Da of Stu
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dts Krista Bail Murph, whav mad cosidrabl prog 
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SGA President Speaks
rss. Aftr compilig th rsults, w wr abl to brak dowour cocrs ito four cat
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goris: acadmics, food adcaftria, rsidc lif, adgral campus cocrs.Sic harig our fd
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back, w ow offr a shopprshuttl all wkd, iclud
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ig Frida aftroos, with aaddd stop at Wawa i Lafa 
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tt Hill. W’r workig morclosl with Chartwlls to addchoics i th Fourir diig hall, sur mor food i thGrif’s D durig high-traf 
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c tims, ad xtd th diig hall’s opratio tims for di
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r hours.Ma studts rqustdmor rsourcs to aid i job-hutig ad fulllig gradu
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atio rquirmts. Siors,Fbruar is our moth: Ca
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rr Dvlopmt offrs wk 
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l Backpack to Brifcas vtscovrig topics from rsum-buildig to job itrviws.I wat to thak vrothat participatd i this highl succssful vt. Rst assurd,ma w projcts ar i th works, icludig a improvdcoff shop i th FourirHall Social Room ad stat-of-th-art tss ctr i th for
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mr “old gm.” W will co
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tiu to ask for fdback o allour davors.O bhalf of SGA, goodluck with th rmaidr of our smstr!
Leslie Zemnick PresidentStudent Government Association
 ASHLey PAVOne
‘11 ___________ 
If ou ar a writr orphotographr i collg ouprobabl hav aspiratios of publishig our work. youca accomplish this b writig for th school wspapr, tharbook, or th litrar mag 
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ai. If ou do’t choosthis path, ou could also ask a group of our frids, whojo writig, to publish abook with ou. That is xactl what JosphMcGovr, ‘11, dcidd todo two ars ago. “I watdthis projct to b somthig  w [vro ivolvd] couldall shar ad lt our voicsb hard bcaus w all havsomthig to sa,” McGovrsas. McGovr foud a pub
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lishr ad cratd a tam of  writrs ad craftrs ovr thpast ar to joi him o thjour to “Prcptio,” thupcomig atholog which“aims to chag th world” with its short storis, poms,photograph ad art. Aptl titld, “Prcptio”McGovr xplais that achcotributor coms from arag of backgrouds, ulti
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matl btig th rad
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rs or viwrs i a divrslaguag of potr ad art.“[This] is a book which x
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plors th diffrt itrpr
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tatios of art ad th cov 
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at of its baut bhid it,”McGovr sas. A major cotributor i writig ad guidac is KlMcLaughli, also kow asKG from Chartwlls Catrig.“I'v alwas b somwhatof a multitaskr,” McLaughlisas. “Workig with…th for
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mattig ad ditig procssshas b co-migld with m food srvic tasks.”But th bts forMcLaughli far outwigh thprojct’s tdious writig adlgal aspcts. “Simpl big abl to shar with this tamof writrs has ld to som vr rwardig fridshipsad rciprocal ispiratios,”McLaughli sas. “[It has]hlpd us all striv mor forour potr sparkig gratrad gratr crativit, ad hascratd a dsir to simpl r
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mov boudaris both artisticad prsoal alog th wa. Workrs o th projct var from histor to musicmajors, th Chartwll’s Catr
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ig dirctor to two of AllidBarto’s st scurit guards. Th writrs ar Josph Mc
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Govr, ‘11; Alx Garcia,‘11; Kl McLaughli; ChrisDu, ‘13; Kairi Suswll, ‘12; Ashl Pavo, ‘11; yaick  Wallac, ‘11; zadr Tipptt,‘14; nick Raspati, ‘11; zachGrubb, ‘12; Rhiao Flors-Dr, ‘13; Ariama Log,‘13; Coll Tor, ‘10; adscurit guard Marcus Has.Photographr Kato na
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ha, ’11 ad Artist Chris L,th vig scurit guard iFitsimmos Hall, also co
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tributd.“Prcptio” will b soldi arl March i bookstorsacross th world, as wll as Amao.com. Look for it obookshlvs ar ou.
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