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2013 Winter Issue 8 (March 8, 2013)

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  • Posters urge divestment from large companies who support child labor or use fossil fuels.

    The Fundamental Assumption of Divestment

    In last week’s “Defense of Divestment” article, Patrick Burke, Zachary Levonian and Isaama Stoll wrote, “unethical investment is the product of the greater corrupt, capitalist system, deeply rooted in some of the ideals of the United States.” The assumption that we exist in a corrupt, unresponsive capitalist system is both deeply misguided and wrong.

  • Faith and Choice

    On February 23, I travelled to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul for Pro-Choice Lobby Day with Becky Katz ‘14. While there I attended a workshop focused on religion and choice.

  • A vegan meal at Carleton

    Winter Term Vegan Challenge

    I don’t know what got into me. I am a cheese-loving girl from small town Wisconsin. At the beginning of this term, I decided to have a go at veganism for a term.

  • Students and faculty at Oberlin College gather about the recent hate incidents. www.nytimes.com

    Hate Crimes at Liberal Arts Colleges

    Earlier today, we received a forwarded email from a friend with the headline “Hate Crimes at St. Olaf.” The email was from an individual who identified himself as “Stephen, a PhD candidate here in Minnesota” who is also involved with the Students for Justice in Palestine organizations at both the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf.

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