Fidel Castro Roundtable

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer Last week Cuban politician and revolutionary Fidel Castro passed, resurfacing a storm of debate surrounding his legacy. With his death being a chance to reflect on Cuba’s past, we can understand where our own idea of the leader is rooted and what it might say about our upbringing, where […]

Cuban Aesthetics Under Socialism Part II

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Don’t miss Part I of this article, posted on Das Tor here. How do we differentiate utilitarian value from aesthetic worth? The appeal to cultural sensitivities and subconscious desires that draws individuals into an institutionalized objective reality links this case study to Peter Berger’s theory, but the Cuban case is […]

Cuban Aesthetics Under Socialism: Part 1

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer In 1959, Fidel Castro’s communist party took control of the Cuban government and initiated a revolutionary movement that would define Cuba’s socio-political and socio-economic status for an indeterminable period. The Revolutionary Era contains many components worth analyzing, but for the purposes of this study I will focus on the fluctuations […]

Curious About Cuba?

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief Here’s a quick one. With relations between Cuba and America normalizing, and the island nation in the early stages of a dramatic economic transition, it is quickly becoming one of the most exciting emerging markets in the world. Exec Ed student David Roman recently took a trip to Havana and came […]

Global Cuisine Just in Time for Fall: Ropa Vieja

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer A little backstory on me: in a previous life, before making the decision to walk the hallowed halls of this institution, I spent four years running a couple of Cuban restaurants. During this time, I learned that the really cool thing about cooking and serving regional cuisine is that, if […]

Denis Leclerc on the Prisoner’s Dilemma

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Today I spoke with Dr. Denis Leclerc. Topmost on my mind was an exercise from his class in which the class collectively bargains on final-exam scores. Some explanation is in order: each student votes “compete” or “cooperate”; choose the former and 25 points more than anyone who chooses the latter; choose […]