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.
Anne Treisman, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, passed away on Feb. 9 due to a stroke following an extended illness. She was 82 years old.
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.
Elections for Undergraduate Student Government begin today, and all three USG presidential candidates encourage University students to vote.
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.
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.
The Undergraduate Student Government Executive Committee alerted the student body in an email on Oct. 15 of their concerns about the confidentiality of a popular student directory application, Tigerbook.
“Our goal as citizen scientists is to better communicate and also to understand and inform public debate,” Philippe said.
“The future of the Hispanic community is on you,” journalist Jorge Ramos told University students at the beginning of his talk, “Nuestro Futuro: A Conversation with Jorge Ramos,” this Friday.