Presenter Information

Claire Muscat, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Considering the enormity of athletic culture at Colby, there is obviously tension between athletes and non athletes in regards to privilege, entitlement, and social divide. In order to better the culture and bridge this gap between athletes and non athletes, it is imperative to start small and decrease tension by renovating the Athletic Center to better suit the needs of both athletes and non athletes. I plan to propose renovations that would allow for a separate gym/weight room for varsity athletes, allowing non athletes to feel more comfortable while working out, and giving all students more space to work out at the busy hours of 4-6 PM. I believe this would help decrease tension in the gym and eventually help decrease tension between athletes and non athletes throughout the entire school and social environment.

Faculty Sponsor

Stacey Sheriff

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. English Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

737

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 2:00 PM

The Great Divide: How We Can Help Change 'NARP' Culture at Colby

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Considering the enormity of athletic culture at Colby, there is obviously tension between athletes and non athletes in regards to privilege, entitlement, and social divide. In order to better the culture and bridge this gap between athletes and non athletes, it is imperative to start small and decrease tension by renovating the Athletic Center to better suit the needs of both athletes and non athletes. I plan to propose renovations that would allow for a separate gym/weight room for varsity athletes, allowing non athletes to feel more comfortable while working out, and giving all students more space to work out at the busy hours of 4-6 PM. I believe this would help decrease tension in the gym and eventually help decrease tension between athletes and non athletes throughout the entire school and social environment.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/95