Justice

The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//

Tim Nendick is a wanderer and ponderer of the world. When he was a student at Creighton, he was a Cortina Student and then a 2-year Cortina RA. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. Violent intervention gives rise to a twisted calculus: these lives,… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//

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The Syria Series//Creativity in the Face of Destruction//Br. Ken Homan, SJ//

Ken Homan is a Jesuit Brother. When he was a student at Creighton, he was a Cortina Student. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. I have not been following the Syrian conflict as closely as I should.  I blame myself because I have recently… Continue reading The Syria Series//Creativity in the Face of Destruction//Br. Ken Homan, SJ//

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THINK: (Global) Reality Check

Take this income calculator that compares your yearly income to the rest of the world. http://www.globalrichlist.com/ This is a good (global) reality check. Guilt is not, however, the intended outcome. An increased understanding of our wealth, prosperity, power, privilege, and the like should push us to empathetic, creative, and empowering action. Sitting in guilt for… Continue reading THINK: (Global) Reality Check

Miscellaneous

THINK: Creative Classrooms

My Dearest Cortinians. Since you have a snow day, take some time to absorb and enjoy these videos on education. Tyler DeWitt on making science fun. This talk brings up an idea that I have been frustrated with throughout my studies as a biology major—the “cult of seriousness.” I want to be able to learn… Continue reading THINK: Creative Classrooms