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Julia Greenzaid (COL ’17), left, and Laura Fawzi (MSB ’17) started their own business of selling customized T-shirts embroidered with daisies and zippers. The company has expanded to create merchandise for many colleges across the country such as Auburn and Michigan State University.

Putting a New Spin on College Apparel

November 13, 2015 at 12:56 am 0 comments

Beginning as a way to pass time in their Village C West dorm room two years ago, Julia Greenzaid (COL ’17) and Laura Fawzi (MSB ’17) recently launched their own business in the spring of their freshman year to sell customized school apparel across the country. Lo+Jo Bands capitalizes onRead More

African Studies Alumna Starts Education Initiative

March 27, 2015 at 1:51 am 0 comments

After studying education with her African studies certificate, alumna Rebecca Gross (COL ’14) designed and founded an education initiative in Malawi that aims to teach young girls leadership skills by helping them propose viable solutions to community problems. The initiative, called Student Driven Solutions, was created in December, and studentsRead More

Foreign Language Course Enrollment Declines

Foreign Language Course Enrollment Declines

February 27, 2015 at 2:20 am 1 comment

The Modern Language Association released a report that surveyed 2,435 two- and four-year institutions’ foreign language course enrollment, revealing a 6.7 percent decline in foreign language course enrollments in universities around the country. According to French Department Chair Andrew Sobanet, who also serves as the convener for the Faculty ofRead More

Wage Disparity Highlights Inequality

February 13, 2015 at 2:56 am 0 comments

Washington, D.C.’s pervasive inequality manifests itself primarily in income and educational gaps, according to a series of reports released over the past few weeks. A report analyzing the financial recovery since the recession released by the Fiscal Policy Institute Jan. 29 found that the wage gap in D.C. is atRead More

Employers Question Workforce Preparedness

January 30, 2015 at 2:53 am 0 comments

Graduating students entering the job market have a significantly higher impression of their readiness for employment than their employers, according to a report released last week by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. While the result reflects the growing demand for skill requirements in a sluggish post-recession job market,Read More