All posts by Simon Isham

  • The Nature of Israeli Politics: Noah Efron on the decline of the natural and the rise of social justice

    By Simon Isham– Noah Efron, an American transplant to Israel, gave two lectures on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Chao Auditorium in the basement of Ekstrom Library. Efron is a professor of Science, Technology and Society at Bar...

    • Posted October 23, 2012
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  • Undocumented: Jose Antonio Vargas shares his story

    By Simon Isham– Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and advocate for immigration reform and LGBT rights, was asked to speak on the “intersection of identity”, the theme for this year’s U of L Pride...

    • Posted October 16, 2012
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  • Elitism in tech journalism

    By Simon Isham– I’ll admit it: I’m addicted to my iPad. I use it to take notes. I use it to check my email at least fifty times per day. I use it to remind me to...

    • Posted October 16, 2012
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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist delivers keynote speech for Pride Week

    By Simon Isham– Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and advocate for immigration reform and LGBT rights, delivered the keynote speech for the university’s 2012 Pride Week this evening at 7 p.m. in the Student...

    • Posted October 3, 2012
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  • Editors’ Choice: Five fun things to do this October

    By Simon Isham– St. James Court Art Show: Oct. 5 through 7 From exhibitions by the best of the DuPont Manual High School’s Visual Art students to 60-year veterans, the St. James Court Art Show welcomes all...

    • Posted October 2, 2012
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  • Hey, annoying solicitors: I am not a commodity

    By Simon Isham– I find it more than a little demeaning to have interactions with people who don’t give a damn about establishing a relationship with me personally, but have a vested interest in parting me from...

    • Posted September 25, 2012
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  • UofL Anime Club offers diversity and opportunity

    By Simon Isham– “My science is hurting!” moans last year’s Anime Club President Christopher McClain, as Vice President John Doyle attempts to explain the infrastructure of the “Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game” or VRMMORPG “for...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • U of L remembers Anthony Flaherty

    By Simon Isham– This week, U of L and the world at-large mourned the loss of Anthony Xavier Flaherty, someone whom I can only describe as a remarkable young man. At just 19 years old, Anthony was...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • President Ramsey gives State of the University Address

    Ramsey shares pride and frustration with U of L students and staff By Simon Isham– The State of the University Ceremony kicked off at 2:15 p.m. with a processional of faculty, dressed in academic regalia and escorted...

    • Posted September 18, 2012
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  • Movies at the Floyd: hidden gems at UofL

    By Simon Isham– So you feel like going to the movies on a Friday night. When you get there, you’ll need a ticket, which costs about $8 these days. You might want some popcorn and a drink,...

    • Posted September 11, 2012
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