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China and America: Intertwined Economies
September 16, 2014
In an increasingly interdependent world, China and America's economy are becoming more and more intertwined. They rely heavily on each other to achieve economic success. Brad Andrew, professor of economics, tells us more about the economic relationship between the two countries.
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Middle East Tension: Religion and ISIS
September 15, 2014
As the United States continues to battle the "war on terror," Americans are expressing rising concern because the extremist group, which is being referred to as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), have beheaded two American journalists and distributed video footage of the killings. Donald Braxton, professor of religion, sat down this week to discuss how religion, specifically Christianity and Islam, have influenced and impacted recent events.
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Michael Brown Shooting Spurs Conversation about Race, Law Enforcement
September 15, 2014
Last month, Michael Brown, a young black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The circumstances of the shooting of an unarmed man spurred large protests and the incident received media attention throughout the United States as well as abroad. This week, Juniata students across campus weigh in on the cultural and historical significance of this shooting.
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Tackling the Issue of Violence in the NFL
September 15, 2014
The National Football League has officially suspended Ray Rice at least a month after a violent video of Rice punching his wife in the face surfaced on the news service TMZ. This incident has created a national conversation about domestic violence. Juniata students share their input on the events.
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Students Weigh In: What clubs caught your eye at Lobsterfest 2014?
September 15, 2014
Each fall, there is a tradition on the Juniata campus where the dining hall offers steak and lobster. The tradition is called Lobsterfest. Before the big meal, however, freshman students get a chance to learn about and perhaps join new clubs. With another Lobsterfest come and gone, we asked incoming freshman about what clubs they signed up for and why.
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The Effects of Ebola: Political Perspective on a Pandemic
September 12, 2014
The global news has been inundated with story after story about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The story has become more familiar to people in the United States thanks to extended coverage of three medical volunteers or missionaries who contracted Ebola and were flown home for treatment. While Ebola is a medical crisis, the outbreak does have political implications and we asked Emil Nagengast, professor of politics, how the outbreak affects the global marketplace.
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A Historian's Perspective: What does China mean to the U.S.?
September 10, 2014
As China advances as a world power, the question of United States-China foreign relations comes into play. This week Doug Stiffler, associate professor of history, discusses the historical aspect of U.S.-China foreign relations in order to answer the question, what does China mean to the U.S.?
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A Happy Return: Language Instructor Comes Back After Decade Away
August 28, 2014
Leticia "Lety" Temoltzin is currently on the Juniata campus to work as a Visiting Language Instructor and also as this year's sabbatical replacement for Spanish professors Holly Hayer and Henry Thurston-Griswold. Unlike many of Juniata's visting language experts, Lety already knows the ways of the college because she is returning to campus after 13 years away. In 2001, Juniata hired her for her first job after earning her certification as an English as a Second Language instructor. Lety reflects on her return.
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Educating Students, Faculty About Sexual Assault
August 27, 2014
Last year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsored the showing of a film called "The Line." Created by a woman who is a victim of sexual assault, the film challenges the popular notion that women need to be "perfect victims" in order for their assault to be taken seriously by others and even by themselves. Kate Brown, then president of AAUW, led the discussion about sexual assault at Juniata. She organized a committee to amend Juniata's policy and hopes to educate students and faculty through speakers and discussions.
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The Partner Degree Program at Juniata
August 13, 2014
The Partner Degree Program at Juniata offers students an opportunity to have two degrees after studying abroad for a year. Although this program benefits students in several areas, it is at the same time, a challenge.
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