February 16, 2012

Disproportional approval of Israel?

This article is the writer’s own and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Concordiensis or its staff.  It is no unknown fact that the Arab-Israeli conflict is a hot topic issue, highly debated all over the …→

Tlhajoane, center, poses with the counseling staff in the pediatric department at McCord Hospital's HIV Clinic.

Following the Fellows

Tlhajoane, center, poses with the counseling staff in the pediatric department at McCord Hospital’s HIV Clinic. Durban, South Africa… a city of asymmetry. A melting pot of cultures, foods, religions, traditions and, lest we forget, one of the highest rates …→

In Memoriam: Deborah A. Cianfarani 1955-2012

In Memoriam: Deborah A. Cianfarani 1955-2012

Deborah A. Cianfarani, an administrative assistant in Financial Aid, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29. Cianfarani had battled cancer and was only 57 when she passed away. As a beloved member of the campus community, Cianfrani doted upon students and …→

2012 time capsule soon to be sealed

2012 time capsule soon to be sealed

At this year’s ReUnion, the Union community will seal a time capsule and place it in the glass enclosure under the Wold staircase. The project is the result of three years’ work by English professor Anastasia Pease and her team. …→

Sustainability spotlight: Greeks go green

Sustainability spotlight: Greeks go green

Greeks Go Green is a new campus initiative backed by the Greek community to help raise funds for U-Sustain. The project is spearheaded by Alex Yewdell ‘12 and U-Sustain junior student co-chair Kyle Lanzit ‘13. “Alex and I intern together, …→

Another power outage darkens campus

Last Wednesday, the entire campus experienced the seventh unplanned power outage since 2008. Director of Campus Safety Christopher Hayen wrote in a campus wide e-mail that the “loss was caused by a transformer problem on campus.” Although Assistant Director of …→

STEP participants stand with Congressman Paul Tonko during the competition in College Park Hall.

Union hosts annual STEP science bowl

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Union hosted the STEP Regional Science Bowl for the third year. This regional competition is one of many that are held across the country as stepping-stones for the National Science Bowl. STEP, which stands for the …→

Research & U: Computer Science

Research & U: Computer Science

  The computer science department has a number of very interesting senior projects this year. This year’s projects include: studying contemporary social movements through Twitter, simulating the development of Rome in a computer game, using browser history for identification, gait …→

The overturn of Proposition 8 could be the next ‘landmark decision’

Tennessee vs Scopes, Brown vs. Board, Roe vs. Wade…these are among some of the Supreme Court cases that will forever ring in history as “landmark decisions;” cases that have established new legal concepts, significantly altering society’s operations, effectively summarizing the …→

Mexican troops during a gun battle in Michoacán, Since 2006, 37,000 people in Mexico alone have been killed in the seemingly endless battle between cartels for control of the phenomenally lucrative drug trade.

Why is the legalization of drugs still a controversial issue? 

I usually pride myself on my ability to understand the points of view of those with whom I disagree on political, social and even religious issues. For example, I vehemently disagree with the assertion that cutting taxes for the wealthiest …→