Thundercares: Contributing to Our Community

By Swati Ranjan, Guest Writer Thundercares is the community care event organised by Thunderbird Student Government (TSG) every semester. It is a way T-birds contribute to the society. Thundercares for fall 2015 trimester was organised on 21st November 2015 by Ritika Sinha (MBA’ 16, India) and Swati Ranjan (MGM’ 16, India) representing community outreach chair […]

Thunderbird Opens Doors

“Night of the Open Doors will be bringing the Thunderbird Mystique to ASU and the Glendale community” says Mickie Senften. This will be TEMBA Bazaar meets Cultural Fair meets Club Day type of event. So on February 20 when Thunderbird is hosting Preview Day for prospective students, it will be followed by “ASU Night of […]

TEM Lab: The Future

By Marissa Burkett, Guest Writer Beginning summer 2016, the Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory, or TEM Lab, will see some slight modifications in response to the new curriculum needs of the MGM students. The basics of the experience itself will remain intact. Led by Professor Michael Finney, the TEM Lab is the capstone international experience placing […]

What is Homecoming?

By Alina Buzgar, Editor-in-Chief Though homecoming is the backdrop of so many American movies, it was a mystery to me until just a few days ago. I mean… what is homecoming? I felt that answering this question would give me further insight into American culture and help me decide whether or not to participate in the Arizona State University (ASU) […]

Meet The Original DreamCatchers

By Carlos Melendez, Guest Writer Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, once stated, “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” Thunderbird for Good has kept this in mind developing several programs for women entrepreneurs around the globe, providing training for more than 100,000 women coming from more […]

Introducing Small Data!*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Thunderbirds are so diverse that they form dream target audience for global research.​ We at Das Tor wanted to tap into it in a fun way ! Small Data is Das Tor‘s initiative into anecdotal research. Every week we ask a few questions and then report on correlations (spurious of course!) […]

TEDx Project Brings New Eyes on Thunderbird

By Mohammed Abu Zainab, Guest Writer It is with great joy and accomplishment that we bring to our Thunderbird community the work of a 3 year journey from inception that has finally come to fruition. And now, there to stay. The videos of the talks from last semester’s TEDx event are live on the TEDx official YouTube […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]