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Hamas’ attack is a tragedy for Israel – and a death knell for Palestine

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
October 11, 2023

The two-state solution is dead. Hamas has killed it. It lingered for over half a century, sometimes as fantasy, sometimes deliriously close to being a reality. Its assailants were many of the great...

College to host “open hour” amid Russo-Ukrainian conflict

College to host “open hour” amid Russo-Ukrainian conflict

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
February 25, 2022

Emerson will host a “virtual open hour for conversation and support” in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for community members.  The open hour, announced via a community-wide email from...

Ukrainian Army soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region, 2015

The Ukraine crisis isn’t complicated—unless you’re imperialist.

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
February 24, 2022

For weeks, college students have felt the distant-but-steady drumbeat of war, on the brink of what could be the bloodiest conflict since the 1940s. Yet, on our campus, the crisis has elicited little sense...

In-person conversations are essential for conflict resolution

In-person conversations are essential for conflict resolution

By Jess Ferguson
February 17, 2020

Texts are an ineffective means of resolving conflict. I was frustrated by one of my friends’ actions. She said mean things about me behind my back, and I needed to confront her about it. I spent 15...

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