Information on Ferguson, MO

source: nydailynews.com

source: nydailynews.com

As mentioned in the Monday Catchup, the grand jury reviewing the case of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown this summer, declined to indict him. This news was widely reported, as was the coverage of the resulting protests and riots, with voices from around the world chiming in on both the events and what they mean for the state of American society. The topic of Ferguson, particularly in the discourse of race relations, is extremely sensitive, to the point of being painful; nonetheless it is critically, vitally imperative that we do not turn away from painful topics just because they hurt. Dialogue about Ferguson, MO is not only globally relevant but also immediately imperative.

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Breaking(ish) News: There is Now a Pepsi Machine in Peirce

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Though we covered it briefly in our Monday Catch-Up, Peirce has made some major changes. For all you Pepsi lovers out there, your wildest dreams have now been answered. There is officially a Pepsi machine in Peirce. For all you Coca-Cola lovers, you now have to walk the extra mile from the salad bar in order to meet your beverage needs. You might feel this news update is rather controversial, so feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Do it tonight: Charles Murray

via aei.org

via aei.org

If you subscribe to AllStu, you may have been keeping up with the recent debate on the decision to bring the contentious author Charles Murray to Kenyon.  For those of you who haven’t googled it or taken an intro sociology class, Murray co-authored The Bell Curve in 1994, in which he made controversial links between race and intelligence.

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