Gentrification, It’s Complicated

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Gentrification by the Merriam-Webster definition is “the process of repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses in a deteriorating area (such as urban neighborhood) accompanied by an influx of middle-class or affluent people and that often results in the displacement of earlier, usually poorer residents.” The term was first used in […]

What TSG Needs to Do in Spring 2019: 7 Calls to Action

By Isaac Miller MAGAM ’19, Guest Writer This is a long, (hopefully) constructive read. Here’s an outline: Opening Remarks on why I’m writing, and what TSG Leadership should do in Spring 2019. TSG-Specific Action Areas 1) Leverage the Hierarchy 2) Yearlong Terms Thunderbird-Wide Action Areas 3) Raise Admission Standards, Practices 4) Integrate More Travel 5) […]

Identity, Ideas, and Free Speech

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief On the first day of my cross-cultural communication class, Professor Javidan started class with an example of a man named Joe Blue. While Joe’s culture is a very important part of who he is, it is not the only thing he is made of. Everyone has a different “chemical combination” of […]

What Does It Take to Have Executive Presence?

Courtesy of Anne Miller

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief A few weeks ago, a fellow T-bird told me about an experience they had at a career conference. At the conference this T-bird interviewed with a very successful, well-known company. At the conclusion of the interview, the company employee conducting it informed this person that they weren’t “loud enough” and lacked […]

The Shifting Sands of Arizona Politics: The Case of Rodney Glassman

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer For the first time in 2010, I was old enough to vote in the U.S. midterm elections. A lifelong resident of Arizona, the choices before me were Republican John McCain, and Democrat Rodney Glassman. Glassman was a relatively unknown, having served briefly on the Tucson City Council prior to attempting […]

Too Many Ads?

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer In one of my previous articles “Is Facebook Worth It?” I devoted close to a thousand words presenting an argument as to why I believed it was way past time to question the presence and impact of Facebook in our society today. To recap that argument in a single sentence, […]

The Death of Quality Part II

By Bryce Bower, Editor in Chief Business or Busyness? Building off of what I wrote last week, there is a serious lack of quality in news, entertainment, and media in general. How do we bring back good content? By slowing down. At the dawn of email, people treated it like regular snail mail. You could […]

Sustainability Tips

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer A few tips to be more sustainable in your everyday life: Less Paper I know, we have been hearing this one since grade school, but it is still an essential piece of being more sustainable. If you are presenting, don’t print a copy of a slideshow or pamphlet for all […]

The Global Grind: A Proposed Career Readiness Course

This letter was sent to Das Tor sent by Blair Imbody, class of ’88. We absolutely welcome any articles that almuni would like to have published in Das Tor. As an alumnus of Thunderbird, I had the privilege of attending the Mock Interview Friday at Thunderbird in late August. Thank you to Helen Wu, Angelique […]

The Value of Global Affairs

Courtesy of Scoula Holden

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief Recently, Thunderbird announced that the Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management program (otherwise known as MAGAM, or MA, by those that prefer not to attempt that tongue twister) will be going on a temporary hiatus. The proposed plan is to eventually move the program to Washington, D.C., in order […]