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  • June 28, 2015 • Faith, Glimpses, Print • Views: 1192

    Welcoming Family, Welcoming Strangers

    Lutherans and Refugees Sonam,* a middle-aged Bhutanese woman, had never met a Lutheran before she first arrived in the United States as a refugee. Nonetheless, Lutherans were the central bridge helping her adjust to life in a country...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Glimpses, Print • Views: 1038

    United by Tragedy

    By Michelle Kelrikh On November 5, 2014, Kevin Elberg attacked Sao Lue Vang, a 64-year old Hmong man. Vang had been hunting with his friends on public land in Pepin County, Wisconsin. An hour after he arrived, Elberg, who is Caucasian,...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Glimpses, Print • Views: 1371

    Divided They Stand: The state of Russia’s “Solidarity”

    By Elizabeth Miles “In 2010, we had only seven political parties,” explains Sergei Davidis. “It was one of the reasons why people came to protest in December of 2011. They began to understand that they have no choice.” A lawyer and...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Glimpses, Labor, Print, Theme • Views: 849

    In Search of Security

    The evolution of Colombia’s trade unions ...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Glimpses, Print • Views: 802

    Roasted in Reykjavik

    By Olivia Burton “This is so stereotypically Icelandic of me. I’m late, I’m listening to the new Björk, and I’m in a coffee shop,” says Ólafur Ólafsson, a senior at Yale, as he sits down at Blue State Coffee. Though he has...

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  • April 13, 2015 • Glimpses, Labor, Print, Theme • Views: 897

    When Labor Is Lethal

    By Irene Chung Eternal Love Winning Africa is one of few maternity wards in Monrovia, Liberia where a woman can still deliver her baby. There, midwives don full Ebola suits and conduct chlorine spray-downs after each shift. But even so,...

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  • February 14, 2015 • Fringe, Glimpses, Print • Views: 1056

    The Edinburgh Fringe

    Rona Nealgrove watched the tattered campaign banners swaying in the breeze as she waited for the bus on a quiet Scottish residential street. She felt a strange sense of relief when she noticed the spray-painted “YES” on next-door’s...

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  • February 13, 2015 • Fringe, Glimpses, Print • Views: 1222

    Too Mainstream for Comfort

    By Isabelle Savoie As I sit around reading a book during my summer vacation to Sweden, as the TV drones in the background, I hear a beautiful Swedish folk song coming from the screen. I look up to see idyllic scenes flitting by: children...

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  • February 13, 2015 • Fringe, Glimpses, Print • Views: 929

    A Fight for Women by Women

    By Marisa Lowe In the east of Turkey, “she went up the mountain” is a common phrase among Kurds. It describes the journey from the tribal villages to the cave-filled mountains, a process of relinquishing your possessions for an austere...

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  • February 13, 2015 • Fringe, Glimpses, Print • Views: 882

    Putin’s Encore: Russian expansionary policies in Estonia

    By Michelle Kelrikh Until recently, Estonia was a mere dot in the Northern Baltic, the property of the Danes, the Swedes, and, until the early 1990s, the Soviet Union. But since gaining independence in 1991 it has made a name of itself...

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