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Events on Mindfulness and Art: Nawang Khechog's Visit to DePauw

When you think of meditation, it’s likely that you think of Buddhist monks as well. Meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for centuries, and has more recently made its way into the Western mainstream under the umbrella term of “mindfulness training” (Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is especially popular). Defined as “being aware and attentive … Continue reading "Events on Mindfulness and Art: Nawang Khechog’s Visit to DePauw"

Greencastle Feels Repercussions of Government Shutdown

Greencastle’s USDA office was closed. Indiana’s Social Security office was closed. The federal government was closed. The government shutdown on October 1st shocked citizens across the country. Reporters on CNN, CBS, and ABC performed live shots outside Capitol Hill. Families watched in their living rooms to hear they could no longer order passports and all … Continue reading "Greencastle Feels Repercussions of Government Shutdown"
18 Oct 2013
Suzanne Spencer

Review of "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" Film Screening

Tuesday night, DePauw students gathered in the Prindle Courtyard for an outdoor screening of Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, a recent documentary that zeroes in on the covert military operations happening in several Middle Eastern countries including Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen. Journalist Jeremy Scahill serves as tour guide, traveling from city to city … Continue reading "Review of “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield” Film Screening"
19 Sep 2013
Camille Veri

“When things are at their worst, journalists are at their best.”

I was interning at CBS television station in Chicago last semester when the Boston Marathon Bombings happened. In the hectic newsroom, where everyone was scrambling for accurate details, live interviews and up-to-date coverage, I made the comment, “when things are at their worst, journalists are at their best.” There are certainly exceptions but I believe … Continue reading "“When things are at their worst, journalists are at their best.”"
13 Sep 2013
Zach Crenshaw

Adderall: A Prescription for Cheating?

On Thursday, May 2nd, The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and the DePauw Debate Society will discuss the ethical implications of pharmaceutical drugs used to enhance academic performance. The most common being stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, which are commonly prescribed to treat attention disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity … Continue reading "Adderall: A Prescription for Cheating?"
1 May 2013
Tyler Davies

6th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

It’s not every weekend that undergraduate students from across the nation gather at the Janet Prindle Institute of Ethics to inquire on a wide range of pertinent ethics issues about climate change. The 6th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium (UES), which just concluded, brought together thirty students from across the nation to engage with a diverse set of … Continue reading "6th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium"
17 Apr 2013
Henry Dambanemuya