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The Art of Listening: Peer Listeners offer chance to learn what it means to listen

Kamna Shastri

November 20, 2014

"Can you envision a society where people don't listen? What would happen?" -Michelle Janning, Professor of Sociology From sun-up till lights out on campus, students are talking and exchanging ideas in class, one voice followed by another. In the moments between classes we compare hours of lost ...

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution

Kamna Shastri

October 30, 2014

Throngs of people fill Hong Kong's Central district, packed shoulder to shoulder. The square echoes with a cacophony of voices and slogans. The atmosphere is tense; policemen in neon yellow vests try to contain the crowd as occasional violence erupts. Plumes of pepper spray sometimes fill the air as...

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