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February 2015

Finally! Female professor responds to inequality in the campus bookstore

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Co-authored by Megan Walsh, Elsa Roberts and Leah Humphries On Sunday, faculty and staff, in an event spearheaded by Professor Susie Amato-Henderson and Professor Amy Lark, gathered to distribute professional clothing to women on campus that they had collected over the course of the week from faculty and staff and anyone else willing to donate. ...

A historic season for Michigan Tech women’s basketball

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

As the 2014-15 regular season comes to an end, the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team rests at 11th in the nation with an incredible record of 22-1. While many students and community members aren’t aware of the women’s success this year, the season is close to taking its turn into the playoffs. Starting off the season being picked to ...

Skating backwards

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

I grab the hips of Thimbleberry Slam and achieve her velocity as I pull past her, through the pack, past two of the other players and it’s me and Luna Stormborn. I approach the 112 on her back as she flails her forearm into the bridge of my nose. My knees falter as I check to see whether I have to exit the track (no blood, no play); nothing but ...

Knowing Deah, Yusor and Razan

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you are anything like me, you abandoned all hope of any other work yesterday that didn’t involve closely following the reporting and commentary on the Chapel Hill shootings of Deah, Razan, and Yusor. Since the man who murdered these young people was an atheist and I am too, I was paying special attention to my community’s response. That’s ...

The P.C. police are coming for you

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

In a recent article for Vitae, Professor Rob Jenkins entered the revolving debate on the ills of political correctness by pondering the scintillating question of “how do we decide what’s offensive?” Hmmm. On its face it’s just an innocent question, we all wonder from time to time how to determine whether something causes offense or is ...