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Student disappointed by sexual assault training

Student disappointed by sexual assault training

By Jamie Harrings When we initially got the email about a mandatory sexual assault training I was extremely happy with Wartburg’s decision to require this. However, once I started going through the training, I was disappointed more and more with each click. Sexual assault is something I have experienced and […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Conrad's daughter (right) plays in the Arabian desert. Conrad and his family were invited to a camel beauty contest.

Trade the known for the unknown: Part 2 of 2

By Dennis Conrad Continued from last week… Saudi Arabia is a somewhat unfathomable land. I can best describe it as a place where the past resides in close proximity to the future.  These two neighbors have a third neighbor: the present. And this neighbor is encroaching on both property lines […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Trade the known for the unknown: Part 1 of 2

Trade the known for the unknown: Part 1 of 2

By Dennis Conrad In the summer of 2000, I, with my French wife and our then 3-year-old daughter, embarked upon a somewhat uncommon journey. We left our life in the familiar Midwest to go to the not so familiar Middle East so I could teach in a middle school in […]

by · February 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
A temple of texts: Appreciate Vogel Library

A temple of texts: Appreciate Vogel Library

By Olaniyi Omiwale “Vestments of gold,” was it, that the French novelist Marcel Proust says that summer day was embalmed in? Wanting a taste of his piquant phrases, a sip of his sentences, I hurry to the section of the library (by now memorized) where that plump second volume of […]

by · February 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Learn from all: Americans and international students benefit from more interaction

Learn from all: Americans and international students benefit from more interaction

I recall the time I was teaching a topic on inflation to my Economics class. One morning, an international student from Zimbabwe arrived with bills totaling about $10,000 in old-style Zimbabwe money. The American students gasped in surprise at the ostensible wealth on display. Everyone wanted to know, “Wow! What’s […]

by · February 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
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