Contributing Scholars

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Dr. Sharon Crary on the Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Sharon Crary, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at DePauw, has studied Ebola virus extensively and was part of the Center for Disease Control's...

Is Sharyl Attkisson a victim of Obama administration?

Former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson is either a paranoid kook or victim of one of the most heinous government abuses of a reporter in...

Ebola: Deconstructing Racist Narratives

As the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to make headlines in world news, and while  health workers from across the world unite...
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Look Inside: The Moral Implications of Personal Choice

Back when Microsoft Windows XP and Intel’s Pentium 4 Processor were technology du jour, not much was known about the origins of the raw...

Is Envy Always Malicious? (Part One)

Imagine you check your email and find a congratulatory message from your boss announcing that your colleague has just been promoted. This colleague joined...

Consumerism, Capitalism, and Personal Identity

Shopping hangovers are just as real of a threat at this time of year as the drinking ones. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Is Envy Always Malicious? (Part Two)

When I was 8, I started ballet. I was a disciplined kid who took everything seriously, and dance quickly became a great passion of  mine....

Cultural implications of media violence norms

This post originally appeared in the Indy Star on December 15, 2014. The nation struggles to explain why violence is so much a part of its daily...

The Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Debacle

This post by Dr. Jeff McCall was originally published by The Indy Star on December 26, 2014.  Journalism enters dangerous territory when reporters look to tell “stories”...

Conflict Antiquities: Is there a Future for the Past?

This Guest Scholar post was written by Rebecca Schindler, professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University.  Seven thousand years of history in the Middle East...