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Arts in the Arab Spring

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There is no evident or exhaustive approach to encapsulating the Arab Spring, an ongoing string of political and social upheavals in the Arab world, especially considering it is exactly that: ongoing. Though the Western world is kept continuously updated by assorted sources, what often goes underemphasized is, as Paul Silverstein put it, “the role of […]

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CRS Case Summary

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The Community Rights Subcommittee (CRS) of the Honor Council is required by the Honor Council Code to send a summary report of any formal mediations to the Quest. This case summary is concerning a case that was initiated last spring and resolved this fall.* The Community Rights Subcommittee of Honor Council accepted a complaint brought […]

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Thesis Christ! Nathan Eisenberg

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Modularity of Neural Plasticity In order to become a licensed London Taxi driver, one must acquire “the Knowledge” of London’s myriad grid of streets. The process usually takes three to four years, with the trainees having to pass a number of tests. The brains of those who do well on the tests and become licensed […]

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Facing Gauguin

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When someone starts comparing abstract pottery to gourds photographed in the city the pottery was created in, I tend to start tuning out. When Dario Gamboni, this semester’s Ostrow Distinguished Visitor in the Visual Arts, started comparing the sculptures of Paul Gauguin to gourds and trees he had photographed on a trip to Lima, it […]

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