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Samantha Sigler / Editor-in-chief
Numerous changes were put in place throughout Linfield’s dining services at the beginning of this spring semester. This includes increased service hours at Starbucks and Dillin Hall, take out options and larger selection of menu options.
The new hours at Starbucks include Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday: 3:00 p.m. to midnight.
The new hours at Dillin include Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
There will also be a larger selection of menu options at Starbucks, including Bistro Boxes (Chicken & Hummus, Protein and Cheese & Fruit), Sandwiches (Chicken BLT Salad, Egg Salad, Ham & NY Cheddar, Turkey & Havarti), Paninies (Chicken Santa Fe, Ham & Swiss, Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella) and Salad Bowls (Chicken & Greens Caesar, Zesty Chicken & Black Bean).
For students and staff looking for minimally processed food, Dillin Hall will now be offering “Simple Servings,” which include organic, free range and no hormone antibiotic chicken breasts, organic long grain brown rice, gluten-free pasta, marinara sauce and alfredo sauce.
Dillin Hall is also becoming more take out friendly and offering sandwiches, quesadillas, soups, desserts and drinks at its take out counter near the dish return station. There will also be a variety of “specialty food offering” available for take out, including organic pineapple jerky and gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO chips and snacks.
Samantha Sigler can be reached at email@example.com.
Kathryn Devore / Staff writer
On Thursday, Jan. 23 2014 Theodore J. Day passed away. Day was a continuous supporter of Linfield College through his time, passion, and resources.
Day graduated from Linfield College in 1971 as an alumnus he wanted to continue supporting Linfield, the college that helped to make his future bright when things looked gloomy.
Believing that Linfield College was one of the best Liberal Art Colleges, he supported the school in any way he could after graduating. By encouraging donations from his family’s charities, Day was able to give back to Linfield in appreciation for the education that the college gave him.
Acting as one of the longest serving members on the Board of Trustees he gave a gift of $3 Million to renovate Northup Hall, which was the library before Nicholson. In 2010, upon completion, the Board of Trustees decided to rename Northup Hall to T. J. Day Hall in his honor. This was, and still is the largest gift made by any living individual.
In 1972 Day became a member of the Board of Trustees. During this time there he rose to vice-chair of the board.
Life was not always so successful for Day. During his first semester of undergraduate he attended New England College, but struggled to find his footing. As a result, Day was unhappy with school and did not attend the following semester at New England College. None of the 12 schools he applied to accepted him due to his poor grades.
Tom Meicho, Linfield’s Dean of Admission at the time, thought differently. Meicho looked at Day’s file a second time, and despite the non-exemplar grades still saw Day’s potential. He decided to give Day a second chance. After successfully passing two summer courses, Day was admitted as a Linfield Wildcat.
As a student, Day was well known on campus. Many knew him for his yellow 1970 Hemi Superbird he used to race to Portland at top speeds. Some knew him for the trained monkey his roommate had. Others knew Day as the guy who melted the recently installed speed bumps.
Although Day did enjoy a good time he also praised the education he received at Linfield.
Day once said, “The college and Tom Meicho gave me the break of my life, when all the other colleges on the West Coast said, ‘No.’ It is what I needed at that point in my life – a small, tight-knit place where I could have good relationships with professors and advisors.”
As you sit down in Walker Hall for a lecture take a moment to recognize Day, the man who helped make that building possible.
Kathryn Devore can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaylyn Peterson / Managing editor
The Linfield community will gather to celebrate the life of Nils Lou at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 in Ice Auditorium.
The celebration of life event is being organized by faculty in the art department. Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Brian Winkenweder is creating the program for the event, according to an email from Ron Mills, Professor of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking.
An email from the President’s Office announced the death of Lou, Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture, on Dec. 26.
Lou passed away in afternoon on Dec. 25 according to John McKeegan’s email.
Lou began teaching at Linfield in 1987. Lou’s artwork has been featured around the world, and he has created many paintings and sculptures on the Linfield Campus, including the sundial on Murdock Hall.
Lou’s Spring 2014 classes will be co-instructed by Cindy and Don Hoskisson, a couple close to the Lou family.
Lou lived in nearby Willamina, Ore., and he would have been 82 on Jan. 5.
In an article written in the Linfield Review in 2010, Lou commented on the similarities of relationship between people and art.
“I think it’s almost like any relationship, whether it’s with another person or anything that we personalize,” Lou said. “We assign it a certain vitality and life, and it takes on a form sometimes that goes beyond what we think it might.”
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Photo courtesy of Ron Mills
Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture Nils Lou discusses a piece with potter Cindy Hoskisson in Willamina, Ore. Lou’s Spring 2014 classes will be co-instructed by Hoskisson and her husband, Don.
Samantha Sigler / Editor-in-chief
Offensive graffiti was found carved in the snow on top of various cars on campus during January term break, including a swastika and hate speech.
A Residence Life staff member walking by Memorial Hall found the graffiti, and immediately removed it from the snow so that no one else would see the offensive language and marks.
“I was saddened to that this could occur on campus,” Susan Hopp, vice president of Student Affairs and Athletics/Dean of Students, said in an email. “But I also recognize that this could be the result of a non-Linfield person.”
There are no suspects at the moment, and there have not been any other reports of similar incidents on campus or in McMinnville. Linfield faculty is working toward educating all campus community members about the negative effects of hate speech, incidents of bias and discrimination.
“I can speak for the student affairs staff and say that we are always upset when we see hurtful, inconsiderate and hate speech,” Hopp said. “Most Linfield students find this behavior abhorrent and we must work together to eliminate bias and hate speech from the college community.”
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Spencer Beck/Staff photographer
With snow and ice covering the roads, Linfield canceled the first day of classes for spring semester on Monday, Feb. 10. The cancelation was to ensure that students could safely arrive to campus. Continue to the editorial on page 2 to read more about how Linfield helped students out.