Members of Quinnipiac University’s freshman class started moving into their residence halls on the Mount Carmel Campus Thursday. The remainder of the freshman class moves in today.
The Class of 2016 will be formally inducted into the university during a ceremony on the academic quadrangle today at 3 p.m. when University President John L. Lahey will welcome the class.
The freshmen also will hear from Mark Thompson, senior vice president for academic and student affairs, Joan Isaac Mohr, vice president and dean of admissions, Jill Shahverdian, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Benjamin Cloutier, president of the Student Government Association.
Upperclassmen move onto campus over the weekend. Graduate and undergraduate classes begin Monday.
Students on campus this semester will find a renovated Carl Hansen Student Center on the Mount Carmel Campus. The new two-story space, which is expected to be completed in September, will include a piazza with a fireplace, a gallery, a student media suite, a suite for the university’s fraternities and sororities, meeting rooms and lockers for student organizations and commuters.
During the first month of classes, students will have the opportunity to attend the 28th Annual Alfred P. Stiernotte Lecture by Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, who will discuss, "The Value of Studying Philosophy," at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Grand Courtroom of the School of Law Center.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, Charles Gibson, the former “ABC World News" anchor, will deliver the lecture, "The (Im)Balance of Power in Washington: How Things Went Off the Rails and How They Can Be Fixed," at 7 p.m. at Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus.
The Mindset List
Each year, Beliot Collge publishes its Mindset List -- created "to reflect the world view of entering first year students."
Here's the top 10 of the Mindset List for the Class of 2016:
For this generation of entering college students, born in 1994, Kurt Cobain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Richard Nixon and John Wayne Gacy have always been dead.
- They should keep their eyes open for Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning at freshman orientation.
- They have always lived in cyberspace, addicted to a new generation of “electronic narcotics.”
- The Biblical sources of terms such as “Forbidden Fruit,” “The writing on the wall,” “Good Samaritan,” and “The Promised Land” are unknown to most of them.
- Michael Jackson’s family, not the Kennedys, constitutes “American Royalty.”
- If they miss The Daily Show, they can always get their news on YouTube.
- Their lives have been measured in the fundamental particles of life: bits, bytes, and bauds.
- Robert De Niro is thought of as Greg Focker's long-suffering father-in-law, not as Vito Corleone or Jimmy Conway.
- Bill Clinton is a senior statesman of whose presidency they have little knowledge.
- They have never seen an airplane “ticket.”
- On TV and in films, the ditzy dumb blonde female generally has been replaced by a couple of Dumb and Dumber males.