Ignorance is Bliss?: Cultural Sensitivity while Abroad
Four and half months ago, I left Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America for the bonnie land of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. With only eight weeks of my semester long adventure left, I can say that I did not expect to run into any ethical dilemmas while abroad. Yet being in another country has forced … Continue reading "Ignorance is Bliss?: Cultural Sensitivity while Abroad"
Reflections on Ferguson and Campus Climate at DePauw
As the Ferguson trial unfolded these past few weeks, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was what the great men who built our country foresaw. When they wrote the Constitution, edited the Bill of Rights and boldly sent out the Declaration of Independence, their world was much different from ours. Many of them believed … Continue reading "Reflections on Ferguson and Campus Climate at DePauw"
Yik Yak is okay for Yakkin?
By now, every DePauw student has heard of the mobile app Yik Yak, a social media app that lets users post anonymous thoughts and they can only see the “yaks” posted within their area. It was created at a small liberal arts school much like DePauw, with a student population much like DePauw’s, by two college … Continue reading "Yik Yak is okay for Yakkin?"
#YestoScotland or #NoThanks?
Today, Scotland has a monumental decision to make: stay a part of Great Britain or break away and become its own sovereign country. Since last winter, both the Scottish and British Parliament have discussed this historical referendum that would end a relationship spanning 307 years. Besides the idea that there could be a new country … Continue reading "#YestoScotland or #NoThanks?"
Political Offices for Sale?
Today, Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife of 38 year, Maureen, were convicted of 14 counts of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and other related charges that point to a scheme to sell the Governor of Virginia’s office which McDonnell held up until January of this year. Evidence shows that the McDonnell’s accepted over … Continue reading "Political Offices for Sale?"