Whoever invented the Zoom Breakout Room feature owes reparations to every college student in America. You do not know the damage you have done to our frayed nervous and broken spirits. We hate breakout rooms.
I’m sure by now that many of you are familiar with that recent op-ed that appeared in the New York Times about how New York City is dead, that all the scenes and places that used to be so vibrant are now empty, and people can’t go to their favorite brunch places. All the clubs are closed, nobody is out anymore, it is a ghost town.
The protests that have rocked the United States since the May 25th murder of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by an officer with a history of abuse complaints, stand as testimony to the ceaseless and unending horror of police violence towards African Americans in this country.
On Monday, September 30th, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, spoke on refugee crises, the history of Irish immigration, and the role of universities in such times. His lecture, which he has titled “Humanitarianism and the Public Intellectual in Times of Crisis,” touches on some of the topics which were relevant in the current global and local political landscape.
When the news notification popped up on my phone, my response was a short “Jesus, not again,” and then I went back to my business. The nonchalance of my response should be incredibly alarming, just as alarming as the lack of news coverage of a shooting that left seven people dead and twenty-five injured.
One Manhattan-based artist, Dianne Hebbert, is taking her work to the streets to not only enrich the concrete jungle with colorful paintings but show all types of people simply as they are in contemporary artwork.
On Jan. 15, 2019, Rev. John J. Cecero, S.J., provincial of the USA Northeast Jesuit Province, released the names of 50 Jesuits, including a former Jesuit, accused of sexual abuse. At the time of the list’s publication, 35 of the 50 Jesuits named were deceased.