Just two years after the opening of theAllan P. Kirby Center for ConstitutionalStudies and Citizenship in Washington,D.C., Hillsdale College can now boast of asecond acquisition on Capitol Hill.A donor gave the college a row houselast month for use as student housingfor the Washington-Hillsdale InternshipProgram.In the past, most WHIP students livedin the Heritage Foundation building acrossthe street from the Kirby Center, or inother self-selected housing.“Program members being so far apart
to form around the Kirby Center,” saidProgram Manager and Research Associ-ate Anna Dunham. “Ownership of the building will help keep Hillsdale studentsin contact with one another. The beauti-ful 112-year-old Victorian building wasrecently renovated by the previous own-ers. For a time it functioned as a bed andEarly in the morning onApril 9, a student attemptingto turn off of Union Street ontoBarber Street crashed into themain Slayton Arboretum gate.The impact crushed the gate,destroyed a portion of the bor-dering stone wall, and totaledthe car.Though the car reportedly
left the scene uninjured.“There was extensive dam-age to the vehicle and the wall,”said Chris Martini, director of campus security.The right side of the gatewas torn completely off of itshinges, though the left sideremained mostly undamaged.To the right of the gate, severalof the fence posts buckled after the vehicle smashed a section of stone and concrete into the wall.Sophomore Linda Lizalek witnessed the crash. She sawthe vehicle traveling downUnion Street at about 2:10 a.m.Though the vehicle did slowdown, she said, the driver didnot slow enough to make theturn.“The vehicle was traveling ata good clip,” Martini said.Lizalek does not remember if she turned away at the point of impact or if she blocked out thememory. Either way, she has norecollection of the car’s actualimpact.“I think it hit the curb and
Junior Lauren Grover waselected president of the 2012-13senior class on Wednesday.“I really appreciate thesupport and encouragement of campus,” Grover said. “And I’mreally excited to get started.”The juniors voted on Tuesdayand Wednesday for their senior committee. The committee isin charge of planning all senior class events, including the senior party, the senior gift, and futureclass reunions.Grover’s vice presidentwill be Hannah Akin. The newsecretary is Marissa Philipp; thetreasurer is Crystal Marshall; andthe social chairwoman is CeliaRothhaas. The class ambassadorswill be Eric DeMeuse and AshleyLogan.Director of Career ServicesJoanna Wiseley said 101 voteswere cast in the election. She saidthat was a good representation of the approximately 250 membersof this year’s junior class.Grover will receive the senior committee gavel from the currentsenior class president Dina Farhatat convocation today. Farhat isGrover’s big in the Chi Omegasorority. Grover said she wasvery supportive during the elec-tion process.“She’s helping me a lot and putting me in the right direction,”Grover said.
held by the president includehaving a large say in the senior commencement speaker, actingas hostess for certain collegefunctions, and leading senior class and committee meetings.Grover, a marketing/manage-ment major, was nominated bythe Chi Omega house. In additionto Greek life, she is involved withthe campus’ Gordie Foundation,of which she is vice president.She also volunteers at the localHumane Society and is a captainon the volleyball team.Akin is an American studiesand French double major. Oncampus she is a member of theKappa Kappa Gamma sorority,is involved with Intervarsity, andis a resident assistant at WhitleyResidence.Her duties as vice president,she said, will be to act as a sup- port to Grover, organize cam- pus events with the rest of thecommittee, and organize senior committee meetings.She is currently the director of the Student Affairs Mentors. Thesenior committee meets in the
of what goes on at meetings andthe amount of work that goes into
“If you think about it, anytimeyou try to organize a whole classof people, it’s a lot of work,” shesaid.
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Santorum bows out of GOP nomination race
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Kirby acquires Capitol Hill residence
Car crashes into arb
The Allan P. Kirby Center
received a house on Capitol Hill. Up to 20 Hilldsale Col-lege WHIP interns will be able to live there.
(Courtesy of the Kirby Center)
A car crashed into the Slayton Arboretum early in the
morning on April 9. It spun overand bent the central gate. No one was injured.
Sophomore Melika Wil-loughby pointed to the TV screenin A.J.’s Café as “Newt Gingrichvows to stay in race all the way
bottom of the screen on Wednes-day.Gingrich’s statement was prompted by the suspensionof presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s campaign. Santorumannounced his withdrawal fromthe race at a press conference inGettysburg, Pa., on April 10.“By gracefully leaving thestage now, he leaves open thechance for future political of-
-loughby said. “He showed that hewas about America and the ideashe stood for — not himself.”Junior Brianna Walden, also aSantorum supporter, said that hiswillingness to step out of the raceshows his genuine concern for the good of the country.“I think [it] really speaks tohis character that he’s willing totake a path that doesn’t lead tohis personal glory,” she said. “Itwas honorable of him to recog-nize the higher good.”Santorum’s announcementcame on the heels of his lossesin the Maryland, Washington,D.C., and Wisconsin primaries.
now down to three candidates — Gingrich, Ron Paul, and MittRomney.Willoughby said that by stay-ing in the race, Gingrich lackedthe humility to step back and dowhat is best for his country. Now that Santorum hasdropped out, Walden said shewill support Romney — butreluctantly.“If Romney gets the nomina-tion, so help me, I will vote for him, but with clenched teeth,”she said.Walden said she sees Romneyas the best candidate to hold upagainst President Barack Obama.Willoughby agreed.“[Romney] has the executiveexperience and the credentials towin and to govern effectively,”she said. “Romney respects [the
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