Hilltops
Hartwick College's Student Newspaper

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Hawks Will Face New Nests and Walkways in the Fall of 2017

03.01.17


With all the construction teams and closed off sections, one has to wonder: what is going on around here? All around Hartwick, renovations are being made to improve campus. The new resident hall is being built, creating new “Prime” housing and Saxton and Wilder are expected to be refurbished and will now be up to date with the other residence halls on campus. While many students have been very much aware of the exciting and innovative living spaces being built on campus, the bigger project that is currently being created will take away the roads around campus, and create cross-ways.


By Siobhan Steele

Pres. Drugovich Addresses Student Senate; Senate VP Resigns

09.21.16


Hartwick Student Senate representatives convened for their second general meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 13, to conclude outstanding business from last year and to set goals for the coming year. Last week’s meeting began with an address by Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich, followed by a Q&A session with the senators. In new business, Student Senate President Chris Shaw announced the creation of a new Committee on Sustainability and Vice President Liam Swiatek officially resigned. 


By Charlie Feher-Peiker

Student-headed Compost Initiative Facing Difficulty

05.10.16


When Kelly Sprague, ’17, and Lianna Aharon, ’17, started working on sustainability during their first semester in Professor Mark Davies’ First Year Seminar called “Sustainability Practices and Ideas,” they recognized the importance of developing sustainability practices. This awakening led to a composting project Sprague and Aharon organized with funding from a Hartwick Green Grant sustainability program. Their project was funded, approved, and has come to fruition, but it is still facing difficulty getting up and running due to lack an appropriate location to house the composter.


By Charlie Feher-Peiker

Faculty Propose New Environment, Sustainability, Society Major

04.26.16


As soon as Fall 2017, Hartwick could be home to a new major titled Environment, Sustainability, and Society (ES&S). The major is not one of the six proposed by the Academic Program Review, but is rather the brainchild of a faculty steering committee consisting of Drs. Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad of the Chemistry and Geology Departments, Jim Buthman of the Political Science Department, Mark Davies of the Education Department, Peter Fauth of the Biology Department, and Amy Forster-Rothbart of the Political Science Department.


By Jenny McInerney

Rewind: Orchesis Spring 2016

04.19.16


Orchesis is a dance club where students can be the choreographer and/or the performer. This semester, Orchesis is bringing the audience back to the 90s and early 2000s with greatest hits from artists like NSYNC*, Britney Spears, and TLC. Some dances will also feature the top-charted songs of this year. The show is being held in Slade Theater April 29 at 7 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m. The E-Board will be handing out wristbands during registration hours prior to the show times. The first 100 people will get wristbands and will then be allowed into the theater early.


By Kristen Amrhein

Oh My! Time For OH Fest

04.19.16


On Saturday April 23, the colleges of the City of Oneonta will be hosting their annual Main Street carnival and Neahwa Park concert, OH Fest, featuring rapper Kid Ink as the headlining artist of OH FEST XI. This year’s OH Fest came together through the collaborative efforts of Hartwick College’s Hartwick Campus Activities Board (HCAB), SUNY Oneonta’s Student Association (SA), and the Oneonta community despite previous years’ challenges with student behavior and misconduct. 


By Joanne Georges

6 FAQs about the Vote of No Confidence

04.19.16


In a special meeting on Monday April 11, the Hartwick College faculty approved a resolution of no confidence in the leadership of President Margaret Drugovich with 41 yes votes, 21 nos, and 10-abstentions. Students were made aware of the vote via emails from Board of Trustees Chair Francis Landrey, Faculty Chair Jason Antrosio, and President Drugovich. All three of these leaders provided different interpretations of what a vote of no confidence would mean for Hartwick College’s future. 


By Joanne Georges