News archive - 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Two Grebel students attend protest in Georgia

Clip art of group of people protesting SOA/WHINSEC

On a balmy Sunday morning in Georgia, a large crowd of people slowly walk in a circle holding crosses, each with a unique name. When the name is called, the cross is raised and the bearer declares “presente!” These crosses are placed one by one in the fence, creating an impactful memorial. Name after name is called as the vigil continues and the people march on.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Field studies students travel the world

Rachel holding hands with Zambian children in a circle

For Rachel, the past year involved many new crazy and stretching cultural experiences. Even just taking public transportation every day became a funny anecdote, between being squished into a minibus like sardines, being pecked by a chicken the entire way home from work, creating a make shift window out of an umbrella to protect passengers from getting wet during a monsoon, and not being entirely sure if the bus was dropping her off at the right destination. These are just some of the crazy things that can happen on a PACS field study.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Conflict Minerals Event Sparks Discussion

By Rachel Dyck

Photo Credit: Juil Yoon

Thursday, November 14, 2013

4 Grebel students travel to Kansas for MEDA convention

Students holding a banner for the case competition

On November 7th, four students flew from Waterloo down to Wichita, Kansas to attend the annual Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) convention.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation

Sylvia McAdam speaking.

By Emily Mininger, Peace and Conflict Studies student
Photo Credit: Hannah Yoon