It’s Earth Week! Campuses across the US are known for actively working to reduce their carbon footprint and there are organizations out there holding them to those commitments. Second Nature and The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment is one of the organizations addressing global warming and the impact of college campuses.
Founded in 1910 at Stevens College in Missouri, Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students studying at four-year and two-year colleges and universities, though it is most popular among community college settings.
Spring has sprung! The animals are waking up, the trees are starting to blossom, and it’s officially graduation season! Members of Xi Sigma Pi know all about how the season’s change affects the outdoors because they study it! Xi Sigma Pi is the National Forestry Honors Society.
Founded in 1836 as Georgia Female College, Wesleyan College was the first college in the world established to grant degrees to women. It was created after local citizens alongside members of the Methodist Episcopal Church saw growing concern of the current limitations of higher education access for women. Upon opening their doors officially in 1839, Wesleyan was considered progressive for their liberal arts education centered around sciences.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established before 1964 for the sole purpose of academically serving African American students. Previous to their existence, and during segregation in the United States, Black students were largely prevented from receiving higher education due to racial discrimination, with the majority of colleges catering predominately to white students and disqualifying the majority of Black students from attending.
The act of nullifying an honorary degree is rare, as the award is typically set aside for individuals who have made a great positive impact on the world as a way to recognize their accomplishments, but it does happen.
We think we can all agree that 2020 has been one heck of a year and we’re ready to put it behind us and head toward brighter days in 2021. We’ve learned a lot, but one thing sticks out in our minds: The Class of 2020 is resilient!
We’re all stuck inside a bit more right now and looking for things to do to occupy our time. Art is a great outlet for so many and craft stores have been seeing items fly off their shelves, presumably by those of us looking for a relaxing pastime or something enriching to do with the kids in between virtual learning. Unsurprisingly for Kappa Pi members, art is often seen as a therapy, which is perfect for 2020!
The big day is finally here -- your graduation! You’ve worked hard and anxiously awaited this day for years. You’ve always pictured a big celebration with family and friends to mark the occasion, but one uninvited party guest is trying to mess up all of the fun: COVID-19. Your graduation ceremony may already be scaled down, whether it’s in person or virtual, and your post-commencement party may also look a little different than planned, but there’s great news: There’s still ways you can celebrate and feel special during the COVID-era.
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