Amanda Carson

Articles by Amanda Carson

New school year introduces department changes

With the start of the new 2009-2010 academic year at Cabrini College comes position changes within the various departments. The following changes are stated by department: Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas Mann will serve as the Interim Vice President/Provost effective until June 30, 2010.

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Edward Kennedy, 77, loses cancer battle Senator Edward M. Kennedy, of Massachusetts, passed away Tuesday evening, on Aug. 25th. Kennedy, 77, had been battling brain cancer. He was an esteemed senator who has been referred to as a highly effective lawmaker in Senate history.

Reading takes on new chapter during summerReading takes on new chapter during summer

Dissecting metaphysical poetry, analyzing Thoreau's thoughts and contemplating the dualistic elements of Shakespeare's plays. Sound like a foreign language to you too? Welcome to the life of an English major. Throughout the duration of each semester, I read a lot of literature.

Teleconference with ‘The Wire’ producer

HBO's award-winning series, "The Wire," should be viewed as a depiction of society. "'The Wire' was not merely designed as entertainment, it was an argument," David Simon, the producer of "The Wire," said in a teleconference Thursday, April 16. Students from the course, "Social Realism in Literature and the Media," participated in the co-sponsored English department and Honors Program teleconference.

You speak, we listen

So where exactly are the hot spots at and around Cabrini? No worries we have you covered!

Pro-opinion abortion

It seems recently that in response to Obama's controversial activity, a pro-life versus pro-choice war has evolved. The Obama administration has been flooded with personal feedback in the ultimate church vs. state debate. My standpoint? Let's just say I'm pro-opinion.

Spring nears with Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show captured the essence of Italy's beauty and culture which flooded the city's Arch Street. In response, many sought to see how "la dolce vita," or the sweet life, of Italy was brought to Philadelphia. From March 1-8, Philadelphia hosted its oldest and largest indoor event, the 2009 Philadelphia Flower Show.

Cabrini community gathers to support St. Jude

To support a charity that celebrates the vitality of youth and fights to ensure the longevity of a child's life brought members of the Cabrini community to the fifth annual Up Til Dawn benefit dinner. The event was held in the Woodcrest Mansion, Friday, Feb. 20, and featured gourmet fare created by regional chefs.

Stimulus bill: pro-American dream

Let's imagine for a moment that I personified the proposed stimulus bill in human form and named him Mr. Aid. I know it's not a very clever name. If I were to compose a simple character sketch of Mr. Aid, I would describe him as being fickle, bold and completely hard to understand.

Early season surprises

Members of the Cabrini men's and women's track and field teams earned qualifying times to later compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship during the Thomson Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 31. The meet was held at the Delaware Field House, on the University of Delaware's campus, and included a range of participating DI to DIII teams.

Skleder appointed V.P., provost for academic affairs

The college has appointed Dr. Anne Skleder as Cabrini's provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Heckman: Candidate for VP, provost

Dr. Peter Heckman is one of two candidates under consideration to fill the role of vice president and provost.

‘This I Believe’: Cabrini community shares core beliefs

This year, Founder’s Day keynote speakers were Cabrini faculty, staff and students.

Search continues to find the next V.P., Provost

The national search for Cabrini's next provost and vice president for academic affairs has been extended. An agreement could not be reached between the college and its fi rst choice for the position. Dr. Marie A. George, Cabrini College President, made the announcement to the community on Thursday, Feb.

Cabrini students work alongside Mayan people in Guatemala

To submerge themselves within the Mayan culture, motivated Cabrini students to travel to Guatemala. Their assumption that the trip would focus on touring the surrounding area, however, was incorrect. "I didn't know I signed up to carry boulders," Michelle Costa, sophomore communication major, said, with humor in her voice.

Porada candidate for provost vice president

Strategic planning along with diversity are two key areas of accomplishment for vice president provost candidate Dr. Kenneth J. Porada. Specifically, Porada has implemented new academic programs that have helped identify new areas of identity for his university.

Region and Campus

Cabrini final exams to begin on Dec. 7 Cabrini's final exams will take place the week of Dec. 7 to 11. A full schedule is posted online at Monday, Dec. 7 will also be the last day that students can declare Pass/Fail. For more information students should contact the Registrar.

Cabrini Day speaker evaluates consumerism

We should not let illusions manipulate our views on life. When we do, it negatively impacts our well-being and general happiness. This was the main argument of this year's Cabrini Day keynote speaker. "There is this illusion that happiness comes from stuff," Andrew Abela, associate professor marketing and chair-elect of the Department of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America, said.

Mansion recognized in national register

The Cabrini College Mansion has served as the iconic representation of the College for 50 years. Its distinct architectural design has been recognized not only for the College itself, but also for the nation. Recently, the Woodcrest Estate Mansion was named to the National Register of Historic Places, which includes the nation's most famous buildings.

15 million Americans are unemployed to date

A House-passed bill could provide additional unemployment compensation and extend benefits by 13 weeks. The bill is now pending in the Senate and causing debate. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 was drafted with the intent of providing relief to the 15 million jobless Americans.


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