The C2, Pacific Union College's student newspaper, has a transcript of Seventh-day Adventist Church President Jan Paulsen's comments on women's ordination that he gave on April 9th to the annual Adventist Intercollegiate Association meeting, taking place this year at Canadian University College.
Iris Landa has found her mission: she travels the world bringing happiness to children and communities by creating what she calls "happy rooms." Iris came up with the name for her art after she repainted her own den in bright colors. She decided that the room could no longer be called a den and so dubbed it her happy room. She spreads her happy rooms throughout the world, painting the walls of churches and schools with bright colors, friendly animals, and images of love and kindness. Below are some photos of a recent happy room she made in Ethiopia.
Columbia Union College has officially announced it is changing its name to Washington Adventist University.
Many people still wonder about the usefulness of a service like Twitter. Most criticism revolves around the seemingly arbitrary limit of 140 characters a user is allowed per tweet. But the power of Twitter is not found in the individual tweets themselves, but in the agglomerate. Taken together, the millions of tweets continuously funneled through the site offer a glimpse into the current global zeitgeist. Twitter's search function, in which all public tweets can be searched and filtered, sorts through millions of conversations and compiles a list of relevant tweets.
PUC is hosting its first ever Green Week starting Thursday, April 17. The week will include several films, speakers, and activities highlighting environmental issues.
Since Pacific Union College announced its plans last year to develop an Eco-village around its campus it has faced opposition. The project, whose goal is to build a significant endowment for the school, has spawned several opposition groups, the primary one of which is Save Rural Angwin (SRA). These groups argue that the development will ruin the distinct rural nature of the Angwin, the village around PUC, and lead to pollution and over-crowding.
A few years ago David Brooks visited Princeton University in an attempt to understand my generation's meritocratic elite. What he found were trained workaholics, their 18-hours-a-day schedules packed with classes, work, extracurriculars, and sports. These students he dubbed Organizational Kids.
With the beginning of primary season just around the corner, I thought I might share a few resources I use to keep up to date with the latest news/polls/analysis:
OpenCongress is a great resource for tracking every aspect of congress. The site organizes every bill and member of congress, allowing you to subscribe to RSS feeds following your representatives or specific bills you're interesting in.