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    Join the Conversation: Opportunities to Participate in Multicultural Life

    April 10, 2014

      Question of the Week   Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki gave the plenary speech for this year’s Social Research Social Justice conference. Jarecki has made documentaries about the war on drugs and mass-incarceration. How do these larger social issues inform and interact with campus discussions about diversity? How do these connect to other happenings on campus including the Diversity Strategic Planning process? The Muhlenberg Weekly is an important public setting for a dialogue that includes the richness of all of our lived experiences. Full story

    Eugene Jarecki Kicks of the Social Research Social Justice Conference

    April 10, 2014

      On Thursday, April 3, renowned author and filmmaker Eugene Jarecki visited campus to kick off the eleventh annual Social Research Social Justice (SRSJ) Conference hosted by the Department of Media and Communication.   Over the years, Jarecki has appeared on numerous talk shows as well as print media in addition to acting as director of the Eisenhower Project and having his productions appear at the Sundance Film Festival. Full story

OP/ED

    Pre-Course Registration Jitters? We All Have Them

    April 10, 2014

      The rush a Muhlenberg student feels, the exhileration pumping through their body, the sense of accomplishment or failure: none of these come from an event on the athletic field.  Well, they could, but there’s a greater event binding the student body together in one giant malaise. Full story

    Philip Roth’s I Married A Communist, A Joy to Read

    April 10, 2014

      The motivation for one’s political beliefs is rarely studied; instead, the effects of those beliefs are what normally capture the curiosities of the average person.   In Philip Roth’s I Married A Communist, a frame story in which the character of Murray Ringold, a retired English teacher, recounts his memories of his brother’s, Ira Ringold, life to Murray’s former student, Nathan Zuckerman, one cannot understand the characters without understanding why they are the way they are. Full story

Arts & Culture

    Aaron’s Party Comes to Muhlenberg

    April 10, 2014

      Although many students (including myself) thought it to be an elaborately executed April Fool’s joke, on Saturday April 5, 90s tween pop sensation Aaron Carter actually made an appearance in the Event Space in Seegers Union.  Carter earned the title pop sensation at the age of ten and went on to record multiple albums, appear on television and Broadway, and win numerous awards. Full story

    Restaurant Review: The Mint Gastropub

    April 10, 2014

      The Mint Gastropub, located in West Bethlehem, is described as an “American Gastropub that focuses on premium food and beer as well as premium spirits, cocktails, and martinis.” Situated in the renovated Bank of Pennsylvania building from 1955 with the depository, drive-thru window, and vault (now used as a wine cellar) still intact, The Mint flawlessly creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere by fusing elements representing the building’s original use with the incredibly modern and vibrant décor. Full story

Sports

    Porrini No-Hitter Caps Softball Sweep

    April 10, 2014

      When she woke up this morning, Heather Porrini was still bummed about her pitching performance yesterday, when she lost a shutout with two outs in the seventh and the game on a walkoff home run in the eighth. “I wanted to get it out of my head, but I couldn’t,” said the junior on the Muhlenberg softball team. Full story

    Jones, Umbach Earn Centennial Conference Honors

    April 10, 2014

      Two Muhlenberg athletes were honored by the Centennial Conference for their performances against some of the top teams in the league. Junior Kelsey Jones was named pitcher of the week in softball, and classmate Stephanie Umbach was women’s lacrosse offensive player of the week. Full story