Last Monday, Global Studies students had the chance to attend an address at Roanoke College by Jon Huntsman, Jr., former Governor of Utah and Ambassador to China.
The reflection below was written and submitted by Jane Ward ’16, a Global Studies student.
My favorite part about the speech was how Mr. Huntsman did not talk solely about politics; he made the speech interesting through adding personal stories about his life. My favorite was a story about an interaction Mr. Huntsman, as an eleven year old, had with Henry Kissinger and how that experience came back to him later in life. He had carried Kissinger's bags to his car, and Kissinger let Mr. Huntsman in on a secret–he was going to China.
Athletic Director Eric Lawrence announced that the following student-athletes were named to All-Conference teams in the Virginia Independent Conference (VIC) and the Blue Ridge Conference (BRC).
What should be left up to local jurisdictions, the individual states, or the Federal Government to decide? That’s a pretty broad question so let’s narrow it down a bit and focus on my particular area of interest and expertise: education. Let’s narrow it even further and focus on “Common Core.” Why? Because education is a national, regional, and a local issue that has been a contentious one for local, state, and national governments.
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