An Exciting Semester Ahead: A Welcome from the Editor-in-Chief

By Tanner Weigel, Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer  The school year is now in full swing, and I am thrilled to welcome back all of you loyal Das Tor readers. The newest cohorts of students are bright, thoughtful and already embrace the Thunderbird mystique. Many of these students will be writing for Das Tor, and I […]

Supporting Thunderbird Students: Working at the CMC

By Yu-Ju (Katty) Lin, Guest Writer This past summer, I worked as a project management intern with the Thunderbird Career Management Center (CMC). The CMC offers career events and workshops throughout the academic year to enhance students’ career development. I have had the great pleasure to get to know the senior director of the CMC, […]

Pondering Your Future

By Hal Reid, Guest Alumni Writer (Class of 1971) In a short period of time, some of you will graduate and have to get a J-O-B. When attending graduations of my own, my five children, and family members, one phrase is always said: “You are the Future.” However, this is referring to the entire class, […]

Dr. Michael Crow at Thunderbird – Listen Here!

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief This last Monday (April 9th, 2018), Dr. Michael Crow came out to Thunderbird to talk to the students and faculty. Although his visit coincided closely with the Campus Tribute, we were told that the two were actually unrelated events. Dr. Crow visits every campus annually, and his trip to Thunderbird just […]

Foundations: 2016 Edition

By Alina Buzgar, Editor-in-Chief On January 4th, just hours after the start of the new year, 25 students joined Thunderbird from all corners of the world, marking the start of another epic Foundations week. Transforming strangers into fast friends and vocal Thunderbird advocates has been Foundations’ mission since… forever. Mission accomplished… again. The new students […]

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 […]

Get to Know the TIAA

By Alina Buzgar, Editor-in-Chief & Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor The Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) was created in 2013 as an alumni association with a Board of Directors composed of alumni. We sat down with two board members, Merle Hinrich ’65 and Felipe Martinez ’03, as well as the TIAA Executive Director, Christopher Vlahos, to learn more about […]

Merger Mania: Student Town Hall Report

By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor In an effort to become more involved in the merger, students have vocalized their need to communicate more with the administration and become a part of the discussions about the changes and future of Thunderbird. Throughout the week, students were asked to submit questions for the town hall meeting and were […]

Mm… Delicious Food for Thought

By: Alina Buzgar, News & Features Editor Sharing a meal together is an important part of most cultures around the world and it helps members of society build bonds. Modern anthropology tends to stress the usefulness of food as a marker of social boundaries. Plus, eating with friends is fun! Brown Bag Lunch Talks or […]

Roe Goddard on China

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Professor Roe Goddard currently teaches Regional Business Environment: Asia for the my cohort. I sat down with him to talk about China—a country he has visited over 75 times. Das Tor: When was the first time you went to China? Roe Goddard: 1988. I started going more after the mid-90s, […]