Fearless Leader

Borko Milosev ’04, Serbia and Montenegro, has been named outstanding leader for September by Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honorary.

Borko, who has a double major in mathematics and financial economics, is one of the most active students at the College. He has a 4.0 average and is a member of three honor societies: ODK, Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics), and Phi Mu Epsilon (mathematics). He tutors calculus and statistics.

He has been income fund manager for the Amrhein Investment Club for two years. And he takes photographs at almost all events in which he is involved, several of which have appeared in InCommon and the Moravian College Magazine.

His ODK award recognizes the major role he played at freshman orientation in September. For its common reading, the Class of 2007 read The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo by Paula Huntley, an account of the year she spent teaching English in the aftermath of war in the Balkans. In her book and presentation to the freshmen, Huntley reiterated the Albanian assertion that the Serbs were to blame for the war crimes that took place in the province.

To provide a more balanced picture, Borko, who is Serbian, presented a slide-lecture on the Yugoslavian situation from his own perspective. He also was the catalyst for bringing Michael Parenti, a critic of U.S. and NATO policy in the Balkans, to campus September 24.

“Borko’s efforts helped create an opportunity for our first-year students to look at a complex situation from multiple perspectives, which is what college should be all about!” says ODK’s citation.
Borko is working on an Honors project that unites his majors: “Mathematical Modeling of Equity Risk Premium,” which he says is a hot topic in the financial world. John Rossi ’97 (M.B.A.), assistant professor of accounting, describes it as a very complex area for research, but “if anyone can do it, Borko can,” he says.

“ Spare time . . . hmm . . . no one ever taught me that word in English,” he jokes. “In all honesty, my Honors work is eating up all my spare time. I don’t complain, though. I love my Honors project.”

November 25, 2003

They Got Rhythm:
Photo of Curt Keim and international students on Africa Night.

Coffeehouse Rules:
Librarian Wendy Juniper recommends more lenient food-and-drink policy in library, in effect endorsing café idea.

Fearless Leader:
International student Borko Milosev of Serbia and Montenegro wins ODK leadership award.

Life Studies & Counsel on Student Suicides:
Article from Newsweek and an on-campus conference about suicide prevention among college students.

Home for the Holidays:
Create a gingerbread house
Anniversary Waltz:
Staff and faculty service anniversaries.
Errare:
Correction for alumni listed in painting exhibit.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Achievements of faculty/staff/students.