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‘Cats Love Their Coach

In Campus on January 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm


By Mallory Robalino, as published in The Quinnipiac Chronicle

What do you get when you cross a dedicated mother, a hardworking secretary and the driving force of Quinnipiac’s two cheerleading powerhouses? The answer: Michelle Coppola.

Coppola is the head coach of both Sideline Cheerleading and the IceCats – not to mention the creative mind behind Bobcats Madness every October. To all 51 of her cheerleaders, however, she is so much more than that.

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Great Hunger Museum Visit

In Art, Campus on December 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm


On Saturday, October 27th, students in adjunct Christopher Rempfer’s EN101 sections traveled to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (3011 Whitney Avenue) and were introduced to the collection by Grace Brady, Executive Director. This trip informed their study of “The Arts of the Contact Zone” by Mary Louise Pratt – art and literature that emerges in the space where cultures meet, clash, and create the narratives of world history.

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Advising Creative Minds

In Campus, Students on October 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Creative Minds Advising – Advising Creative Minds

by Seán P. Duffy, associate professor of Political Science, CAS Director of Undergraduate Advising, and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Political Science

Last month, Chris Kluwe, the 30-year old punter/kicker for the Minnesota Vikings, made news even for those of us who don’t follow football: his well-constructed, eloquent-though-profane open letter to Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., achieved viral status in the social media and then received a considerable amount of attention in traditional media such as the New York Times and National Public Radio. Kluwe spoke out in favor of marriage equality and–more importantly–the right of anyone, in any walk of life, to speak out publicly. It seems to me that Kluwe provides us with an important example of who (and what) we hope our students will become as educated graduates of Quinnipiac–and even, perhaps, how we should think about achieving this goal.

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Mission Critical?

In Campus, Teaching on November 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

By David Valone, Professor of History

As the College of Arts and Sciences engages in the process re-drafting our mission statement, it is perhaps a good opportunity to consider a bit more widely how we got where we are, and where we might be heading.

What is our current Mission Statement? That question is a bit more complicated that one might think.

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Sustainability at Quinnipiac

In Campus on September 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Bringing Green to Campus

Through Quinnipiac’s Sustainability Committee, Kristen Richardson–a laboratory instructor in the Biology department–has been working to make the Quinnipiac community more aware of the environmental impact of the University. While the University as a whole has been working to minimize its carbon footprint through alternative energy such as wind and solar, individuals around campus can also make a difference through their actions.

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