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A Climate for Activism

A Climate for Activism

In his speech on climate change at Georgetown last June, President Barack Obama declared, “I’m here to say we need to act.” This past Sunday, hundreds of protestors arrived in Red Square with that same intention. The protest, XL Dissent, drew students from more than 100 American colleges to march[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Panelists Discuss Disability Culture

Student autism activist Lydia Brown (COL ’15) organized a panel that addressed disability culture in the classrooms and mainstream society in Intercultural Center Wednesday. The panel, titled “Disability and Inclusion in the Humanities,” included Elizabeth J. Grace, an assistant professor in Diversity in Learning and Teaching at National Louis University,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Bono Entertains Gaston, Calls for Activism

U2 frontman and social activist Bono spoke about the fight against global poverty and AIDS in Gaston Hall Monday evening. The event was co-sponsored by Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business. Bono criticized the prevalence of[Read More…]

by November 13, 2012 0 comments Campus News

BERHIE: Self-Serving Motives Disguised as Activism

Madonna’s publicist recently stated, “She’s focusing on Malawi. South Africa is Oprah’s territory.” In response, Mother Jones magazine published a satirical map of Africa showing celebrities’ spheres of influence, suggesting a major fault with the humanitarian work done by celebrities. All too often, good intentions are coupled with hidden agendas[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Extreme Weather Punctuates Warming

Back in mid-March, when the weather cracked the 70-degree mark for the first time this year, my friend introduced me to a great saying. Across a table at Leo’s, he grandly announced that we were basking in “double appendage” weather. That is, the temperature was finally within the narrow range[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized