Weigle Hall 

Weigle Hall was named after Otis Melvin Weigle, a well-respected and brilliant Westminster chemistry professor from the early twentieth century.



International Studies and Political Science

Gjakove, Kosovo

Why Westminster?
I wanted a small school, but with a big diversity and professors who challenge you beyond what you think you're capable of - and that's what I found at Westminster.

Favorite foods?
I definitely cannot choose only one.  I will go with Albanian, Mexican, and Chinese.

Favorite place on campus and why?
JCI; because that's the place on campus where I actually sit down, socialize, and rest a little throughout my busy days, even it is means five minutes between classes or meetings.

An interesting fact about you:
I see almost everything, it not everything, in life as a competition.

Advice to an incoming student:
"Opportunities don't often coem along.  So, when they do - you have to grab them!" - Audrey Hepburn

Clubs and Organizations:

Apart from being a Resident Advisor, I am also a mentor, a member of the Toastmasters Club, one of the nine justices of the Student Judiciary Board, and a member of CIVICUS.

Tripti Giri, RA for Weigle Hall for Spring '13
Major: Mathematics; Minor: Pre-engineering

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Why Westminster?
It is a small liberal arts college, where you can be yourself and still stand out to be unique from others. Westminster provides an overall education, which includes good academics and global involvement.

Who is your favorite professor and why?
Dr.  Sonia Manzoor. She made me understand and like economics. It was the first time that I ever learnt economics and now I feel it must have always been easy but I was just scared to take classes.

Favorite place on campus and why?
The hill-slope beside Westminster Hall. That is where I have spent times reflecting upon myself to know me better. That place holds a lot of memories for me.

An interesting fact about you:
I smile all the time, but in case I don't, dancing always makes me happy. I LOVE to dance.

Advice to an incoming student:
Try to find your interests, and go for it.  It is not hard to balance academics with other activities at Westminster, if you are willing. You just have to be excited to widen your learning horizon.

Clubs and Organizations:
Making Lives Better, President for PieceMakers, Social Committee/CAB, Toastmasters, am a tutor and a mentor. I have also been involved with physics research.