Audrey Spensley


PHS yearbook prints N-word, consequences follow

Now a student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ponder weighed in on anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen’s use of the N-word in the now-cancelled course ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms — Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography. “He decided that despite not being an African-American, his lecture was important enough to justify his use of the word, and he had the audacity to argue with students who tried to correct him,” Ponder said.

University debaters place second at world championships

Sinan Ozbay '19 and Sam Arnesen '20 were named runners-up at the World University Debating Championships, held in Mexico City, Mexico from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4. In a tournament featuring over 300 teams from roughly 90 countries, the pair surpassed predicted frontrunners such as Yale University, Oxford University, and Tel Aviv University to secure the second-place title and advance further than any prior University team.

International student numbers increase despite national trend

For the first time in its 12-year history, the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange found that the number of international students enrolling in U.S. universities has decreased. For the 2016-17 school year, international enrollment fell by about three percent, or about 10,000 students.

U. voices concerns over proposed tax bill’s effect on endowment

Endowments are currently tax-exempt and are subject to few financial regulations. The government sees fit to make these endowments tax-exempt because of the ostensible public good they are providing, since they are considered part of a university's educational and charitable mission.