Whatʼs new in the College

A Lego version of Dean John W. Boyer, ABʼ69, AMʼ75, stars in a new Admissions video. (Video still courtesy College Admissions)

Whatʼs new in the College

Quantrell winners, prayer spaces, and more.

2018 Quantrell winners

The College bestowed five Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching this year, recognizing Stuart Gazes, senior lecturer of physics; Kimberly Hoang, assistant professor of sociology; Boaz Keysar, professor of psychology; Peggy Mason, professor of neurobiology; and Nadine Moeller, associate professor of Egyptian archaeology. The award is based on letters of nomination from students.

Prayer spaces in the Reg

A new prayer room opened on the B level of the Regenstein Library in May. Students and others with a University ID can request access from the Office of Spiritual Life. In addition, the nursing mothers’ room on the B level can now also be used as a women’s prayer space.

All-female Summer Breeze in Hutchinson Court

This year’s Summer Breeze concert, held May 19 in Hutchinson Court, featured an all-female lineup for the first time: Carly Rae Jepsen, Empress Of (Lorely Rodriguez), and Princess Nokia (Destiny Nicole Frasqueri). In honor of the show, carillonneur Josh Kaufman, AB’18, played Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” on Rockefeller Chapel’s carillon. Watch the video.

A Lego dean

A new College Admissions video features a Lego version of Dean John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75. As sprightly electronic music plays, Boyer rides his bicycle around campus and calls out a cheery “Hello” to students. Watch the video.