After 4 months of renovation, Collis is back! Does the renovations solve problems regarding insufficient space and student traffic? Here are what some students think about the new Collis: “It used to look so dingy. It looks more open and cheery, and I love the food. Pasta is the best, and they have coolest ice cream too.” –Peter Saisi ’16 “[I think Collis is] bad. It looks nice, but it doesn’t fix any of the problems. The lines are just as long. Even last term, there was never a line for stir-fry. I guess I got used to that. Now you have to wait 30 minutes for stir-fry and it’s just obnoxious” — Slok Carpenter ’16 “They need to figure the lines out.” — Bernie Susskind ’13 “Way too crowded. It would be really nice if there was more seating available. More seating is needed in the facetime-y areas. It would be better if that water was in a more centralized area for facetime and so I can stay hydrated throughout the day” — Christine Kanoff ’15 “I think there is more space, but they don’t seem to have kept the same amount of seating as before.”… Read more »
The Collis Center for Student Activities is finally open again, and the whole campus is celebrating. But you may have been too busy thoroughly enjoying your reunion with non-pre-cooked stir-fry to notice that Collis Café is not the only part of the building that got a makeover this winter. The second and third floors of Collis have been repainted, and many College offices have left the building for other on-campus spaces. The lounges and public areas upstairs will now remain open until 2 a.m., when Collis closes. The renovations also added new heating and cooling units to better regulate the building’s temperature. These changes will leave more room for student organizations to move in and make the space their own. “I think what’s nice is that we’ve been able to dedicate more space to students for them to use for extended amounts of time,” Eric Ramsey, director of the Collis Center, said of the renovations. Students have already begun to migrate back to Collis’ upstairs floors to study and hang out, despite the fact that it has only been open for a few days. “I’m glad the space is open, because it’s so convenient to do work in Collis. I… Read more »
We’re about three weeks into Winter term and that means Collis Miniversity classes have already begun. Miniversity, a program founded in 1985 by Lori Bamberger ’85, offers fun and educational classes each term, often taught by Dartmouth students. This term, “Ukelele for Beginners,” “Vinyasa Yoga” and “Experiencing the Qu’ran” are only some of the classes for which students have signed up.
Although 16 classes were open for registration, only eight are actually taking place this term. Over winter break, I learned how to knit, and I was hoping to sneak into the “Knitting for Winter” class to learn some purling techniques. To my dismay, I shortly found out that the knitting class — along with seven other classes — had been canceled due to low enrollment numbers…. Read more »
With renovations being done on the cafe at the Collis Center for Student Involvement to improve its original outdated layout, students have mixed feelings on the new, temporary dining area that has taken over Collis 101 and Collis Common Ground.
Here’s what some of them had to say…. Read more »
The renovations of the Collis Center for Student Involvement have made some notable changes in the operations and location of Collis Cafe, as you most likely have noticed by now. The setup in Collis 101 actually seems much more open than the old Collis Cafe, and traffic seems to be reduced through some combination of the changes. Here’s a breakdown of the changes by area. Omelets and Eggs: You are no longer able to order omelets, but can order pre-cooked scrambled eggs and add the usual range of toppings. Stir-Fry: Instead of cooked-to-order meals, stir-fry is now an assembly line where you can choose from previously prepared meat, vegetables and rice, with the same selection of sauces to top it off. You cannot add salad bar vegetables, according to a sign posted on the sneeze guard of the salad bar. Stir-fry is now open until 8 p.m. Pasta: Like stir-fry, you can’t add salad bar veggies. However, they do have a pre-cooked mix of standard broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Pasta is also now open until 8 p.m. Note: If you do want to add salad bar greens to your food, you can take some kale or spinach, steam them in… Read more »
On November 3, fifteen Dartmouth students performed three-minute-long original slam poetry pieces, in the hopes of obtaining a free trip to New York for a collegiate slam invitational. The two winners were Alan Keegan ’14 and Bobby Esnard ’14.
This competition, held in One Wheelock, was hosted by Athee Le ’12, co-author of the poetry book Feral Citizens and touring slam poet. The day before the qualifier, Le held a slam poetry workshop in Collis 212, open to all aspiring poets.
The qualifier held on November 3 was organized by the Soul Scribes, a student-run group founded in 2004 aimed at promoting and showcasing spoken poetry on the Dartmouth campus…. Read more »