Education

“My Beautiful Failure” and Competition in Higher Education

Continued education, especially college, has long been seen as a positive and transformative experience, changing those who enroll and readying them for the world...
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‘Like a Girl:’ A cultural context

We have all heard it before: the kid out on the baseball field shouts, “you hit like a girl.” Adults do it too. In...

#DearDePauw: What’s it All About?

Explaining the social justice movement that is #DearDePauw.

Study Guide Ethics

Continuing my discussions of the ethics of various educational practices, this post finds its focus in what might be the only part students like...
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#ThanksMichelleObama: Ethics and School Lunches

School lunches have never been popular. Culturally, school lunches are something often complained about by students for being bland and unappetizing, and by parents...

Student-Athletes: Expectations and Responsibilities

I have been a student athlete for as long as I can remember. From personal experience, it is not an easy task. Learning how...

The “M” Requirement: Building Bridges

Due to recent campus controversies, DePauw University’s administration is in the process of deciding upon an additional distribution requirement to the curriculum. If passed,...
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All Clubs Are Created Equal

For more than a year, students at North Putnam High School - not far from the Prindle Institute - have been attempting to form...
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Ethics of the Virtual Snow Day

Across the country, schools are experiencing high numbers of school cancellations due to weather and illness outbreaks. While usually these events bring a couple...

Ethics of School Cancellation – Day of Inclusion

With the recent announcement of details regarding DePauw University’s Day of Inclusion activities, some in our community have questioned whether cancellation of school and...