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Scott L. Wilson ’98, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the College, will be leaving his position to become CIO of Washington University in St. Louis.


The Pioneer Bookshop will extend hours for the New Student Orientation Weekend.  

Friday 8:30 am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm

Regular Hours are:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm


The construction of the Humanities and Social Studies Complex (HSSC) continues on schedule.  The foundation and basement structure is nearly complete, with only the northeast corner left to finish. Many utility lines have been placed underneath the basement floor. Two of the four elevator shafts...


Students doing summer research in the department of chemistry have lots of opportunities to feel a sense of community.


The Pioneer Bookshop will locate a small store on campus during Commencement exercises on Monday, May 22, 2017. The pop-up bookstore will be located in front of the Forum underneath a red and black canopy. Hours will be 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Pop-up shop will have water for $1.00, hats, sunscreen,...