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U.S. to formally withdraw from Paris Agreement

The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Nov. 4 that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. This move is a fulfillment of President Trump’s major campaign promise to cancel the Paris climate deal. According to the United Nations, the Paris Agreement is “a landmark agreement […]

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Outbreak of lung illnesses associated with vaping

The outbreak of lung-related illnesses and fatalities in the United States has drawn national attention to the issue of vaping. As of Nov. 13, there have been 42 confirmed deaths and at least 2,172 people hospitalized for symptoms with supposed vape-related causes across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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College connections program partners with Ability Tree

John Brown University, in partnership with Ability Tree, launched the College Connections program, which invites young adults with significant cognitive disabilities to experience college life. The College Connections program originated after Ability Tree’s founders Joe and Jen Butler reached out to Jacob Stratman, chair of humanities and social sciences at […]

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Colloquium offers silence and solitude for busy students

For the last 12 years, Tracy Balzer, director of Christian formation, has taught an Honors colloquium that focuses on the study of silence and solitude, specifically within traditional monastic living. The students supplement their classroom learning with a weekend trip to Subiaco Abbey, a home and place of worship for […]

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Brexit delayed for a third time, pushed to January 2020

Although a Google search indicates the endless, ongoing buzz surrounding Brexit, which has survived longer than voting opinions, exit plans and even the leadership of prime ministers, some Americans may be unfamiliar with what Brexit actually is. With Brexit now approaching its third delay in January 2020, the debate between […]

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Children empowered in new World Vision model

A new sponsorship put the power of choice in a child’s hands, thereby creating avenues for empowerment. In September, World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, announced a new sponsorship program called Chosen. For the first time in their 70-year history of conducting relief, development and advocacy activities in its work […]

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Impeachment inquiry confirmed by Pelosi

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi officially authorized an impeachment inquiry amid months of impeachment talks in Congress. Article II of the Constitution outlines the rules of impeachment and the removal of the president from office. It states, “the President, Vice President and all civil Officers of […]

Submitting to her calling: women seek ministry education
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Submitting to her calling: women seek ministry education

Female ministry students must confront denominational controversies, criticism for their career plan and lack of diversity on campus as they earn their diploma.  These difficulties have especially impacted women of color and women under the age of 35. According to the Association of Theological Schools, female students make up only […]

Pure lives, pure ignorance: students seek health education
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Pure lives, pure ignorance: students seek health education

Every parent dreads talking about sex with their kids for the first time, but how many actually do it? According to the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, comprehensive sex education “includes age-appropriate, medically accurate information on a broad set of topics related to sexuality including human […]