The Collegian
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Mary Morgan

Realism, idealism not polar opposites, professor says

The University of Richmond's department of religion presented James Turner Johnson, a professor from Rutgers University, to lead a discussion titled "Realism, Idealism, and Just War: Thing about the Use of Force in American Debate." Johnson, a professor of religion and associate of the graduate program in political science at Rutgers, argued against realists' either-or dichotomy that separates realism and idealism as polar opposites. Johnson attributed the birth of political realism to theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and political scientist Hans Morgenthau, who flourished from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Future of green bikes uncertain after repairs

The Green Bikes have survived their first semester, but not without repairs that have caused sponsors to question whether the program will be continued in the future. Karen DeBonis, a member of GreenUR, said the success of the program depended on the students. "Obviously we hope that students will respect the bikes as if they were their own," DeBonis wrote in an e-mail.

Panelists share experiences at second "Q&A" forum

Seven panelists from the GLBTQ community participated in the second "Q&A: Queer and Answers" forum Monday night in the Westhampton Center Living Room. Several students came to the hour-long discussion, which started with reflections on the Live Homosexual Acts at the Pier Sunday night. "It's hard for me to judge because I know all the people that wrote all of those stories," said sophomore Jon Henry, president of the Student Alliance for Sexual Diversity (SASD). "I'm just glad they're out in the open now and that the people can understand this community." Most panelists said they were pleased with the turnout. "I thought there would be like three people and [Henry's] mother that would show up," senior Matt Mello said.

Business school changes major declaration process

Starting with the class of 2014, the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business will have a new process for declaring a business major. At the beginning of the students' sophomore year, they will submit an "intent to major" request, which will be evaluated after the end of the semester.

Several funding requests made at WCGA meeting

The Westhampton College Government Association met at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the North Court Reception Room. An Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member proposed a funding need for the sorority's annual breast cancer walk.

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