Late Saturday night, Nov. 7, the House of Representatives passed what may become the defining piece of legislation regarding social policy this century- President Obama’s health-care reform bill. The H.R. 3962, otherwise known as the Affordable Health Care for America Act, made it through the House in a vote of 220 to 215.
Archive for November, 2009
Tuesday, Southwestern’s Student Congress hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the University’s 2010 Strategic Plan. The University appointed a Commission on Planning and Action that was made up of students, faculty, staff and more in January 2009 to decide what direction of the university would be for the next 10 years.
During the holidays, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the festivities and excitement and forget about those who are less fortunate. But each year, the sisters of Sigma Phi Lambda, aka Phi Lambs, host an event called Angel Tree.
After years of receiving complaints for ineffective prediction, the College Board has revised the SAT to feature, what CEO Gaston Caperton calls, “a totally awesome set of predictors for college success.” This Monday the company introduced the new test called BEER, “Better and more Effective Evaluation of Reasoning,” which features drinking tests, beer-pong skills assessments and dancing contests.
Rihanna recently released her album “Russian Roulette.” This would have passed as uneventfully as most CD releases generally go, except that this was no ordinary release.
If you answered “yes”, the Global Expo next week might be of interest to you. The Expo, sponsored by SU International Club, will showcase different countries and cultures around the world.
Author and Stanford Professor Tobias Wolff spoke Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, for this year’s Writer’s Voice event. Entitled “Saved by Stories: This Writer’s Life,” Wolff discussed how the events in his life, from boyhood to his return from the war in Vietnam, and up to his present experience as a professor, led him to become the talented writer he is today.