Entries tagged with ‘U.S. issues’

The Midwest’s Identity Crisis

A provocative article in MinnPost points out the Midwest’s feelings of inferiority relative to the East Coast and West Coast. Frank Bures describes the many architectural and literary treasures of the Midwest and notes that back a few generations, there wasn’t the same feeling of inferiority. Mark Twain, Cass Gilbert, Grant Wood, Frank Lloyd Wright […]

This Saturday: Building Bridges

Sentenced For Life: Confronting the Calamity of Mass Incarceration 2013 Building Bridges Conference Geography Major Jasmine Porter is the co-chair of this year’s Building Bridges Conference on the injustices of the U.S. prison system. The conference begins at 9:30am on Saturday, March 9, in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Christ Chapel. Learn more and register for the […]

Water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron at historical lows

From The Detroit News, Feb. 1, 2013, by Jim Lynch: Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels are at all-time lows of 576.02 feet above sea level, beating the former low from 1964. “Gov. Rick Snyder next week is expected to announce emergency action to help dredge harbors in Michigan because the state counts on […]

Building Bridges Conference 2013

This year’s Building Bridges Conference is titled “Sentenced For Life: Confronting the Calamity of Mass Incarceration” and is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Gustavus. Check out the the schedule and purchase tickets (free for students) at the conference website: https://gustavus.edu/diversity/buildingbridges/. Geography major Jasmine Porter is co-chairing the conference along with Rebecca Eastwood. Go, Jasmine!

Congress’ voting record on gun rights

After the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings last week, the national debate on gun rights and gun control is raised once again.  The New York Times has a map of the United States showing how the National Rifle Association (NRA) rates members of Congress based on their voting record on issues of gun control. Maps are […]