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Prof. Anderson of Brown University argues for interdisciplinary study of rumination

Rumination — repetitive and obsessive thoughts — are widely considered by the field of psychology to be pathological, associated with neuroticism and anxiety. However, in a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Professor Amanda Anderson offered a different view. Drawing on the field of literary analysis, she argued that rumination can be not only intrusive, but also productive and essential for ethical thought.

SPEAR holds walk out and teach-in at CPUC meeting

Fifteen minutes into the CPUC meeting, the crowd of students left Betts Auditorium and walked to an outdoor area in front of Frist Campus Center, where they listened to two speakers — Damion Stackhouse, a formerly incarcerated activist, and Dannelle Gutarra Cordero, a University writing program lecturer. Students and faculty alike joined in solidarity over the issue.

U. receives ‘D’ on mental health report, condemns report's findings

The study report — titled “The Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health in the Ivy League” —  gave the University a “D” and claimed that the University’s policies pertaining to leave of absence were often unclear and, at worst, discriminatory. The paper focused on the leave of absence policies for each Ivy League school and argued that the language of the policies leads to discrimination against students.

Anthropology researchers talk Islam, drugs, crimes in Kurdish Istanbul

“Kurdish youth not only see the dead bodies of cousins … they witness the death of their peers in the war between the PKK and the Turkish state … Many [interlocutors] told me that they still see and hear the [violence committed against family members],” said Onur Günay, a documentary filmmaker.