Students, faculty write essays for second Campus Conversations

The second edition of Campus Conversations, a collection of Willamette-produced essays meant to engage the campus in larger discussions on diversity and social justice, is now published online.

Students, faculty and staff submitted proposals on the theme, "Who is my neighbor? What is the relationship between the individual and community (considered locally, nationally and globally) and what duties and rights obtain in this relationship?"

The nine essays in the collection address everything from the culture of volunteerism in America to the exercise of free speech in a democracy to the practical difficulties of foreign aid.

The essayists are MaryAnn Almeida '09; Anya Ballinger '09; Daniel Bullard '10; Mark Conliffe, Russian professor; Ivo Dimitrov '08; Jim Frew, economics professor; Albert Furtwangler, independent scholar; David Gutterman, politics professor; and Nicholas Robinson '09.

The essayists will be recognized at a celebration Friday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Ford Hall, Room 102.