World Affairs

Can You Own Yoga?

Can you own an ancient practice? India has recently appointed a "Minister of Yoga" to the Cabinet, and begun compiling a library that demonstrates...
A photo of the Buchenwald concentration camp today.

Repurposing Buchenwald: Housing Refugees

Should refugees seeking asylum be housed in former concentration camp barracks? Schwerte, Germany, is planning to house 20 asylum seekers in a satellite post...
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What the Government Can See and No More?

If the government can't see it, should you be allowed to communicate with it? British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that if he...
A sign for a medical facility in Sierra Leone.

Ebola in the News

Although the American news coverage has dropped off significantly, the death toll in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to rise. It is...

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...

Solidarity’s Inspiring Effect

The aftermath of the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is far from over. This time, however, the demonstration came from a...

Weaponizing Food and the CIA Torture Report

The experience of food is one that runs to the core of our being. As humans, it is such an essential part of our lives...

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...

Hypocrisy: The Universal Trait of Mankind

Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. Hypocrites are usually disliked and...
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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...