Sophomores- the time to finish your OCS applications is here. I know I speak for many of us when I say that I’ve been putting this off as long as possible, but the time for procrastination is over. Electronic components of the application are due TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m, and a hard copy of the Department Approval/Advisor Confirmation form is due at the CGE office today at 12:00 p.m -that’s noon, folks. Continue reading
Trigger warning: This posts contains discussion of rape and sexual assault.
Every year, after applications have been accepted and programs researched, students planning to study abroad go through the pre-departure process with the Center for Global Engagement. During this time, the CGE distributes a packet written by students for students that covers everything from packing to sexuality abroad. A few weeks ago, this packet caused some controversy among students. After the wrong packet was distributed and then corrected, I sat down with the CGE’s Marne Ausec, Lisa Swaim, and Jenny Colmenero ‘13 to discuss not only the controversies within the packet, but the concept of culture and identity abroad.
Yesterday The Thrill posted about a controversial Abroad Advice Booklet written by students distributed by the Center for Global Engagement. This morning, the CGE discovered that the booklet distributed was not the revised version, and therefore contained some phrases and wording that had since been edited out by CGE interns. The revised booklet will be distributed at the next meeting this Sunday at 4:00 PM.