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Michelle Nunn

A Midterm Election Battle of the Sexes

His and Hers

July 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

As midterm elections creep closer, things are not looking good for the Democrats. The Washington Post Election Lab is showing a very high probability of the GOP not only retaining their majority in the House, but also taking back the Senate. This outcome is typical of an administration’s sixth yearRead More

Over the Wall: Learning to Defeat My Desolation

Over the Wall: Learning to Defeat My Desolation

An American Hoya in Japan

July 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

Prior to my arrival in Japan, I had been promised a great shattering of expectations. To be sure, this life abroad has been akin to a subscription to some new jolt every day, routinely rearranging my jigsaw puzzle of presumptions. One might expect that, over time, the picture becomes aRead More

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Through Different Lenses: Israel, Hamas and Gaza

July 16, 2014 at 2:54 am 0 comments

Shortly after the militant group Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority agreed to form a unitary government, the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three Israeli teenagers triggered tensions. Rockets were launched into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza, which was subject to Israeli air strikes, as Israel arrested hundreds of Palestinians. TheRead More

Undermining Hamas Through Moderation

Undermining Hamas Through Moderation

July 16, 2014 at 2:00 am 3 comments

“The prospects for an agreement are real. The potential for a breakthrough is possible.” With recent developments in Israel and Gaza, these words, which I heard spoken by former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk last fall amid renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, embody a now-foreign sense of hope for peaceRead More

With Hamas at the Helm, A Fearful Future

With Hamas at the Helm, A Fearful Future

July 16, 2014 at 1:00 am 2 comments

I look back at the past few weeks I spent in Israel and the West Bank in both awe and frustration. Amid visits to Ramallah and Bethlehem, I managed to reconvene with family and spend time with my new baby sister, Noya. She will soon be two years old, andRead More

Israel’s Crisis of Ethics, Masked by Politics

Israel’s Crisis of Ethics, Masked by Politics

July 16, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

In mid-May, two Palestinian boys were killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations in the West Bank. Although video footage shows the demonstrations as non-threatening, not a peep was heard from the international community. But in June, three Israeli teenagers went missing, and the world tripped over itself to condemnRead More

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Lucy Flores and the American Dream

His and Hers

July 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The story of the scrappy underdog who overcomes obstacles and rises to the top is one that is distinctively familiar to the American psyche. It’s a story we hold dear, the embodiment of the hopes and ambitions that living in this country allows us to foster: the American Dream. ThisRead More

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Why MOOCs Won’t Make It Up The Hilltop

Hoya Sapiens

July 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

Last night, as I was having a drink with some new friends, I saw why online education has yet to disrupt the Hilltop, and probably won’t for the foreseeable future. Sitting and talking with other interns in D.C. for the summer, from Harvard, Vanderbilt, Brown, Georgetown and Bowdoin, I sawRead More

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Hobby Lobby in the Long Term

His and Hers

July 7, 2014 at 12:00 am 0 comments

A few days have passed since the well-publicized Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and some of the initial fervor has died down. Truthfully speaking, the immediate reactions were predictable. Many women and women’s groups were up in arms, citing that the decision had robbed women of theirRead More

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Defining the Culture of Sexual Assault

The Out-Crowd

July 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Erin Cavalier, a rising junior at Catholic University, recently spoke to The Washington Post about being a victim of sexual assault. When it happened, she brought it to Catholic’s administration, which, after extended waiting and investigations, cleared the perpetrator. As the Postdescribes, “The board issued a verdict six days later,Read More