Thoughts on the DePauw Dialogue
Two days after the DePauw Day of Inclusion, Prindle hosted the “Debrief with Desserts” event to continue the conversations started at the dialogue itself. It was a lunch hour of conversation and delicious desserts from Almost Home, and I had the opportunity to interview a few of the attendees. Overall, I was thrilled to see … Continue reading "Thoughts on the DePauw Dialogue"
Collecting History Now
No matter the conflict, time keeps ticking by, and who better to measure it than museums? Here, the history collected is still a living, painful truth. In Ferguson, MO, the ashes of the riots after the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson are still quite literally being cleaned up. But they are not being cleared … Continue reading "Collecting History Now"
Solidarity's Inspiring Effect
The aftermath of the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is far from over. This time, however, the demonstration came from a more unexpected forum: the congressional staffers. Like many of the other protests, they gathered with hands held up and remained completely silent. The Senate chaplain offered a brief prayer, which pointedly mentioned … Continue reading "Solidarity’s Inspiring Effect"
Something In The Air
It must be something in the air. Indiana is not known for its air quality or green policies, and the state’s capital is no exception. Despite a bill passed this year to increase Indiana’s recycling to fifty percent, the current Indianapolis recycling proposal doesn’t look like it will conform to this new goal.
What Do Politicians Actually Need To Know?
“I’m not a scientist” is the most common response made by Republican Party members when discussing climate change. New York Times “Political Memo” by Carol Davenport humorously discusses this rather banal avoidance of the issue. But what comes across at first as a simple political mechanism actually raises an interesting question: should politicians — or law-makers, or … Continue reading "What Do Politicians Actually Need To Know?"
Is Your Degree Important?
What’s the point of a liberal arts degree? Is asking whether it’s useful even a valid question? Inside Higher Ed spotligthts St. John’s College as a model of a broad education, and how just because it may not provide specific technical knowledge, it can give a depth of meaning and understanding to technical subjects — … Continue reading "Is Your Degree Important?"
Fifty years, two months, and one week ago, a US destroyer was attacked (or was it?) by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin, off the coast of North Vietnam. This event marks the beginning of the Vietnam War era and the controversies that would come to surround the conflict. Things only continued to get … Continue reading "History’s (Un)Truths"
Domestic Violence in Athletics: An Epidemic?
The NFL is not the only professional sporting league to be affected by the growing discussion of domestic violence. Hope Solo, the goal-keeper of the women’s professional soccer team, has been accused of two counts of domestic violence, according to Washington Post columnist Cindy Boren. Solo continues to play without repercussions even while waiting for her November … Continue reading "Domestic Violence in Athletics: An Epidemic?"
Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Await Aid
Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 disaster that devastated large swathes of the East Coast, haunts the area even now. Many of the families who were forced to move into temporary rental housing have not yet returned to their homes, the New York Times reports. The situation is a matter of ethics, a basic good of the many versus … Continue reading "Hurricane Sandy Victims Still Await Aid"