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The Sigma Chi Derby Daysraised $800 more than last year for The Manor, a Jonesville- based treatment and specialeducation home for develop-mentally disabled children with
The fraternity raised $4,300during the week’s events – up
from last year’s $3,500. The
money was donated to the Hills-
dale Fire Department.
Previously, the proceedsfrom the sorority and campusevents were split between thefraternity’s national philanthropy
and a local project. The past
two years, the fraternity wantedto have a more visible impactin the community, Sigma Chifraternity president senior Ethan
“It’s neighbors helping
neighbors,” he said. “People are
able to see who they’re actually
Junior David Montgomerydirects the fraternity’s Derby
Days events as “Derby Daddy.”
He said the money will gotoward renovating The Manor’s
Manning Street house.
But Smith and Montgomerysaid the money is only a drop in
the bucket for the organization.
“It’s one of those places thatwill always need extra funding,”
Smith said.“This is denitely an orga
-nization in need,” Montgomery
said. “We just really wanted tohelp these girls out.”
Junior Elizabeth Matheson isthe student director of the De-mesne GOAL program, which brings student volunteers to playgames and tell stories to thechildren at The Manor from 4 to
5 p.m. every Sunday.
She said when she visited thehome last week, the gratitudefrom the girls for the renovation
funds was immediately apparent.
“I went up to talk to a girlnamed Melissa, and before Icould say anything she just cameup to me and opened up saying
‘Thank you,’” Matheson said.
A group of girls from thehome were invited to watch theevents and even helped judge the
Mock Rock event.“We saw the people who run
The Manor and the girls, andthey were so happy,” said senior Jackie Beatty, the president of Pi
“You see these girls, and their faces just light up,” Montgomery
said. “They had big smiles ontheir faces.”
He said it was also encourag-ing to know that lots of chaptersof the fraternity are puttingon similar events around the
Kappa Kappa Gamma soror-ity won the week of events,
which included Penny Wars, a
relay race, Jail-n-Bail, and Mock
Smith said the interest of so-rorities on campus in The Manor
was also encouraging to see. The
Manor is planning a paint daythis fall, and Smith said manyGreek women have already ex-
pressed interest in the event.
“It’s very cool to see an eventlike Derby Days bring people
together,” Smith said.
Derby Days raises $4,300 for The Manor
Got midterms?Don’t panic.
Former Reagan, Bush aid onstatesmanship
Ok, people. So now that we’re into the semester Ithought you could do with a little comic relief. Are youready? Ask yourselves these questions: What did you get onthat rst big quiz of the semester? REALLY? K, nevermind.How about the rst paper? That bad huh? Why are you at
Hillsdale again? Alright, here’s one I’m sure all the seniors
are on top of. How amazing was that thesis proposal? Wait,
you haven’t turned it in yet?Remember how I told you that you would be crying mostof the semester? You thought I was just talking to the fresh-
men when I said that, didn’t you? Well, actually that wasfor the seniors. Look, it’s ok. It really is. Shocking howyou’re not the ONLY one who’s way way behind on things.
Doesn’t mean you can’t drown your sorrows in pre-Hallow-een Kroger candy this weekend, and watch 18 episodes of
M.A.S.H. Does anyone watch that show anymore? I love it.
Anyway, so it turns out this year is not a piece of cake like
we all thought it was going to be. Turns out we’re still at
Hillsdale and we’re still working our butts off for mediocre
grades. SHOCKER.Well then, I’ll just repeat: PULL YOURSELVES TO
GETHER PEOPLE. Everyone’s been talking about fashionand modesty lately. I don’t understand. I told you whatyou’re supposed to wear. RAGS, people, RAGS! Have youseen Dr. Jackson’s beard? That’s what we’re talking abouthere. (Ok, I love his beard, and I nd it very well kept. Thatwas a JOKE.) I think that’s all I have to tell you. Buck up,
because as hard as you think college is, I’m pretty sure
it’s that much harder in the real world. Not so comforting?Well, it wasn’t really meant to be. Call your mom for that.
As part of the Center for Constructive Alternatives classon Ronald Reagan, lawyer and policy analyst Elliott Abrams spoke on campus about Reaganand the end of the Cold War. Heis currently a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at theCouncil on Foreign Relations. He also served as the assistant secretary of state for Human Rights and Humanitarian Af- fairs under Reagan and as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. Collegianwriter Sally Nelson sat downwith him to talk about Reagan,the Middle East, and states-manship.
What is the greatest lessonof statesmanship we can learnfrom Ronald Reagan?
He had a rm and well-worked outset of beliefs. He’s
not a guy who took opinion
polls all of the time to gureout which way to go. For a lot
of his life, he had views thatwere viewed as too right-wing
to get elected. It didn’t matter to him. He had a rm set of
beliefs, and he didn’t get them
in the White House. He hadthem before.
You should not go into
politics to get elected. You go
into politics because you wantto advance certain things and
do certain things. Otherwise,
it’s all about you and how suc-
cessful you can be. Very often,Americans can see through that.That’s the fundamental thing.
[That] was a period when people were talking about the
American decline. Right nowis another one. But he did not believe it.
What, in your opinion, isthe most pressing issue in theMiddle East?
In the Middle East, I’d saythe issue is Iran’s nuclear pro-
gram. More attention is given tothe Israeli-Palestinian conict,
but I don’t think [it] threatensus or Israel in an existential
way. Iran’s nuclear weapons
do threaten Israel existentially because they promised to wipe
What is the most impor-tant lesson this adminis-tration can learn from theReagan and Bush administra-tions?
We could talk for three hoursabout that. First, Reagan and
Bush understood that the worldis a dangerous place and that
we need to defend ourselves. I
sometimes think that PresidentObama understands that whenit comes to Al Quaeda but doesnot when it comes to China,
Russia, and other countries.
The other thing is, I think that both Reagan and Bush hadgreater faith in this country and
its ideals. President Obama
seems too apologetic aboutsome aspects of this countrythat I don’t think he should be
What is the last book you’ve read?
It’s a short biography of
Winston Churchill by PaulJohnson. [Dr. Arnn] will likethat. I’m going to ask him if he’s read it.
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the break-ins as “the same type
“The last time [the students]could remember the item beingin the car had been a day or so,and when they returned the item
was missing,” Martini said.
Martini also noted that it is“very easy to be comfortableand sometimes complacent” on a
campus like Hillsdale’s.
From fall semester of 2002 tospring semester of 2010, only 99students were arrested in collegerelated incidents, according to areport compiled by the former director of campus security,
Mike Wertz. ninety-four of thosearrests were alcohol related. The
report for the 2010-2011 schoolyear was not available at the
time this story was written.
The exact time frame of the thefts is uncertain becauseSchultz didn’t use her car fromTuesday to Thursday, but Mar-tini said that “evidence would
suggest it is the same person.”
Schultz said that she wasn’ttoo thrilled about having her iPod and Garmin stolen, but alsothat she does “appreciate that
they only took what they did.”
“I appreciate that they didn’tdamage my car at all and left my
custom stereo alone,” she said.
“The major thing is that they
didn’t damage my car.”
Martini advised students totake a pro-active approach in protecting their valuable pos-sessions by taking pictures of them and recording their serial
numbers.“We are a little smaller, more
close community, but we are not
immune,” Martini said. “We are
not immune to what is going
on in society. People are going
through a lot more economichardships then they have been in
the last 10 years.”
Last Thursday, Mossey Libraryfeatured Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Nussbaum as the20th speaker in its 10th year of hosting Our Faculty After Hours.Nussbaum’s presentation, “ARedhead in Ireland, or Take ThisSabbatical and Cork It,” narratedhis time spent outside the chem-istry lab during his sabbatical inCork, Ireland.Nussbaum chose the UniversityCollege Cork for its location andprogram in separation sciencespecializing in chemilumines-cence.Nussbaum’s six-month staywas not all work and no play.The professor and his family sawcommon points of interest, suchas the Book of Kells at TrinityCollege, in addition to those thatonly interested Nussbaum, the“geeky chemist” i.e., a memorial toMaxwell Simpson, a worker in the
eld of chemical synthesis.
Nussbaum’s favorite sight of histrip was the Irish Western Coast.Especially beautiful, was theDingle Peninsula.Like the name Dingle, Nuss-baum found his sabbatical in CorkIreland to be enjoyable, but full of quirks.
— Jessi Pope
Chi-Omega raised 81 pints of blood last Thursday in its semes-terly Red Cross Blood drive eventin the Grewcock Student Union. Although the sorority had hopedto reach their goal of 91 pints,several students were turned awayfor colds, senior and presidentElizabeth Jacobs said.Chi-O has a long history withthe philanthropy, which senior,Chi-O president Elizabeth Jacobssaid extends even into the sororityhouse itself.“We’ve had people in our housewho have had blood transfusionsthat saved their lives,” Jacobs said.“We believe the Red Cross BloodDrive is a very important thing to doevery semester.”“It’s a really easy way for peopleto give back,” Jacobs said. “Itdoesn’t take a lot of time or effort —it’s an easy way to save a life.”
—Marieke van der Vaart