New Immersion Program for MAGAMs in Emerging Markets

By Marissa Burkett, Guest Writer In the coming months, Thunderbird will be expanding its applied learning global immersion programs to include a new TEM Lab-style consulting practicum aimed at the Masters of Arts in Global Affairs & Management (MAGAM) students. The program will be led by Professor Tom Hunsaker and will build upon the success […]

David Young: A Thunderbird Life

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer The Thunderbird alumni network is one of the central components and greatest selling points of the school. To be a graduate from Thunderbird is to be a member of an organization, an exclusive club, where membership is enjoyed for life. It is fraternal, and must be experienced in order to […]

A Delightful Evening in Scottsdale with the TIAA

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer It was a clear and starry sky under which Thunderbirds – alumni and current students – joined together for a cocktail reception last Friday night hosted by the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) at Scottsdale’s Paradise Valley Country Club. The TIAA, as has been described in previous articles, is an independent […]

Better Know a Prof: Tom Hunsaker

By Marissa Burkett, Guest Writer Professor Beau Tom Hunsaker, the man behind the new international immersion practicum aimed at MA-GAM students, is highly accustomed to change. The son of a businessman, he and his family moved around the United States regularly, from Colorado to Utah, California to Georgia. Upon graduating high school in Atlanta, Hunsaker moved […]

El Día de los Muertos

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer On Sunday, October 25, I attended Phoenix’s fourth annual Día de los Muertos festival. The event, which took place in Steele Indian School Park, featured live music and dancing, food, art, face painting, and much more. The festival was full of families celebrating this aspect of Mexican culture. El Día […]

Political Cinema: “99 Homes” and the US Foreclosure Crisis

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer In the run-up to the financial collapse of 2008, billions of dollars were doled out by commercial banks in the form of subprime loans: the lending of money to individuals who possess bad credit and/or other characteristics that make their paying the money back unlikely. This tied into a feedback […]

Arizona State Fair

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer A crowd filled with excitement. Colorful lighting and decorations. Nervous screams from the rides. Children asking their parents to win them stuffed toys. Parents desperately trying to win the biggest prize to make their children happy. Aroma of freshly cooked meat and funnel cakes. Groups of laughing friends. This is […]

Thunderbird Website Gets a Makeover

By Alina Buzgar, Editor-in-Chief “It’s time for an update for the Thunderbird website” said Lupe Lagunas, Marketing Manager at Thunderbird. The reasons quoted by our marketing department include the upcoming 70th Anniversary of the school, the fact that the site has outdated information, is not mobile friendly, and its architecture is not user friendly. “We […]

Controversial New TEM Lab for Summer 2016*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. A distinctive part of the Thunderbird experience is the opportunity to take part in the Thunderbird Emerging Markets program, in which students spend about seven weeks on consulting-type projects for corporate or government clients. Past countries have included Angola, Nepal, and Peru. The […]

Prof. Ram: Beloved Thunderbird Professor

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer It is an honor for me to write about one of our most beloved professors at Thunderbird – Prof. Ram Sundaresan, who recently celebrated his last day at Thunderbird. Boasting a lustrous 25 year career at Thunderbird, we talked about his life, his experiences in and outside of Thunderbird, and his […]