Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tri-Kaps around the World

"Though 'round the girdled earth they roam; Her spell on them remains"

While most of the brotherhood are enjoying their spring in Hanover, 3 intrepid Kappas have decided to travel farther afield to further their education.

Following in the footsteps of fellow brother Jorge Palaez ’13 during winter term, Dong Zhao ’13 is exploring all that Paris has to offer by participating in the French FSP (Foreign Study Program) trip this spring. During the program, students are expected to improve their French language skills, and learn about French culture, history, and art history by immersing themselves in the city and its sights.

Rumours that Dong has been also taking classes on the "language of love" have not been proven

Closer to Hanover, Nick Valentini '13 is on the Government FSP in Washington D.C. He's interning with the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Office of Policy, coordinating national policy decisions for the administration as well as working with Congressional officals to create and refine laws that will affect NOAA and our jurisdictional operations. Besides his work for the Federal Government, he is also taking 2 upper-level government seminars with Professor Winters as part of the FSP.

That's actually a green screen.

I myself, am on the Argentina FSP, in Buenos Aires, the "Paris" of South America. Similar to the course of study in Dong's program, I have been improving my Spanish, while learning about Argentine literature, history, and culture. The people of Buenos Aires are very friendly, and my new amigos are always willing to show me the best place to eat a steak, dance the tango, or have a drink. I have been enjoying the sights of the city, and making sure to spend some time in the beautiful pampas of Argentina.

Yours in Kappa,
Marcel Wolff '12

A Modern Day Gaucho

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tri-Kap Wins SA Presidency

Here’s some news: Max Yoeli ’12, our Vice President, has won the Student Assembly presidency! His win reflects the great reputation he has built for himself on campus, and is a great honor for the house as well.

Max has already set about pursuing his ambitious agenda as the student body’s new leader. Among his goals are plans to initiate campus-wide votes on important issues, increase student communication with the administration and Trustees, revise the College’s alcohol policy with a focus on student management, and advocate for a safer environment for women. With his previous heavy involvement in campus issues and organizations, we have full confidence that his administration will be a knockout success.

Congrats, Max, and all the best. You’ll do great.

- Dan Fox

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Spring Cleaning

As the seasons change, there have been some improvements around the house. During interim we re-carpeted the 2nd and 3rd floors as well as re-tiled the shower floor. Additionally the '13s thoroughly cleaned the Gote Room over the weekend. We are going to continue our efforts in updating the bathroom over the course of the term and we will blog as we make improvements. Many thanks to Marcel Wolff '12, our previous houseman, for organizing and troubleshooting this project over Spring Break.

Houseman Dan Krawec shows off the new tile
Houseman Deep Shah keeps our new carpet clean

New Season, New Execs

The 2011 Spring Executive Board

The Spring Term started with a new Executive Board. This term's officers are:
  • President: Maxwell David
  • Vice President: Max Yoeli
  • Treasurer: Kenneth Wang
  • House Manager: Deep Shah & Daniel Krawec
  • Social Chair: Tanay Ganga & Jorge Pelaez & Paul Wagdalt
  • Programming Chair: Arun Gomatam & Dexter Zhuang
  • Philanthropy Chair: Christian Mgbonyebi
  • Academic Chair: Daniel Fox
  • Jock Chair: Matthew LaBove
All of the execs are excited to make their mark on the house and we will keep you posted as to their progress.