The Watercooler

Kidder on Rand

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012

PaulKidderPaul Kidder, associate professor of philosophy, wrote an op-ed critiquing Ayn Rand's philosophy, which was published in Crosscut.


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Students these days

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012

SummerOrientation2012nearStudentCenter_WCFor the Class of 2016, there has always been a professional football team in Jacksonville and none in Los Angeles. This is just one of 75 interesting little nuggets on "The Mindset List," which is published annually by Beloit College. In addition to providing a window into the psyches of today's entering freshmen, the list also has the effect of making many of us feel old. Very old. Check it out at Mindset List. (Photo by Sofia Jaramillo)
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Toilet talk

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012

PhilThompson_85Phil Thompson, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, was interviewed on KUOW's "The Conversation" Wednesday, Aug. 15. Thompson spoke about the Gates Foundation's efforts to reinvent toilets used in developing countries in order to help reduce diseases. He has been consulting with the foundation on this and other waste management projects. Listen to the report and hear what Thompson had to say--just scroll over to around 11:13, which is where the segment picks up.

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Behind bars

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MonroePrisonStory_MainKOMO News aired a story about an innovative program at Monroe Correctional Complex that involves graduate students in SU's criminal justice program. Click here to check it out.

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Summer blood drive at SU a success

Posted on Friday, August 03, 2012

True to form, the Seattle University community responded heartily to the latest campus blood drive, on Aug. 1. Here's a message from Krista Fink of the Puget Sound Blood Center:

"I just wanted to say thanks for your help with a successful summer blood drive! Yesterday's drive registered 28 donors on a goal of 25- quite unusual for a summer drive on a college campus. But, Seattle U has rallied to success in the toughest of times before so it's just a testament to your strength as a valuable donor group."

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President Sundborg coauthors op-ed on Yesler Terrace

Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012

FatherSteveHeadshotWCPresident Stephen Sundborg, S.J., coauthored an op-ed for The Seattle Times with Norm Rice, president of The Seattle Foundation and former Seattle mayor. Click here to read the piece, titled "Building a healthy community at the heart Yesler Terrace redevelopment."

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Her biggest case

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

JanisPuracal_WCJanis Puracal, a 2007 law graduate, is profiled in the summer issue of Lawyer, the School of Law's magazine. In "Her biggest case," the gripping story is told of Puracal's fight to free her brother from a Nicaraguan prison.
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