The modern discussion of gun laws in the United States has been heated. With media covering stories of mass shootings in schools from Columbine to Virginia Tech and Sandyhook — many have fought over whether guns take lives or protect them. Though this discussion continues, not many Americans know the history of gun laws in the US. What’s the legal history of guns in America? Jacob Quinlan and Mark Roque joined us on-air to explain.
Civilization is founded on social constructions that have been given meaning purposely to help society progress. These include — money, gender, race, power and many other things that we consider “normal.” But when can social constructs do more harm then good? Natalie Kivell joined us on-air to explain.
Studies have show that the arts teach children that problems can have more then one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. Kareen Sanchez, first found her passion for the arts in latino youth development while she was a City Year member in LA — and will soon be leaving on a Peace Corp mission in the Dominican Republic. She came on-air to explain.
Many recent UM graduates are taking a year off and serving the USA as National Service Members. In today’s reformed economy national service has opened doors most students never expected. But what service organization best fits your ambitions? Butler Center representative Audrey Kidwell came on-air to explain.
Could there ever be a CEO with Down Syndrome? Most people with cognitive disabilities are exlcuded from positions of social prominence because society is not designed with them in mind. What are the problems that they face and how can we fix them. Shannon Yrle, Danielle Parker, and Natalie Kivell came on-air to explain.
The United States is a global power, a leader of the free world. Yet, the average American high schooler is ranked below average in math, reading, and science skills. Why is this the case? What’s up with American Education and what’s our place in the rest of the world? Jacob Quinlan came on-air to explain.
Remember in the movies I, Robot and Wall-E how robots assisted people with everything? Like these movies mankind is progressing to a future where robots become part of our everyday. Student’s at UM Law and across the country think it’s time America discussed robotics policy and are taking an active step to start that conversation. UM Law Professor Michael Froomkin was on-air and explained.
The strongest form of international diplomacy are study abroad programs and in the U.S. Community Colleges have been brought into the forefront. The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program provides a quality academic program at U.S. community colleges intended to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities. Margaret Di Gennaro came on-air to explain.
Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a creation of the Clinton Foundation, which is a non-profit founded by Bill Clinton. CGI U’s goal is to bring college students together who have “innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. UM Student Eric-Dillan Smith project is in the running for the Public Space Challenge (which is run by the Miami Foundation). The goal of the challenge is to help fund ideas to improve public spaces in a way that will help connect the community.
The Western World today is characterized by a post-modern identity — the idea that we are able to form our own realities and that truth is a subjective perception changing from person to person. The idea of “multiple truths” has lead to national policies such as secularism. But how does America’s post-modern reflexes frame our view of religion? Jacob Quinlan explained.