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'Fukushima: Four Years Later'

In March 2011, a record 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's Tohoku region resulting in one of the largest disasters in modern times. Its immediate aftermath brought on a tsunami that hit the nation's coastline about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, tragically causing widespread loss of life, devastation and nuclear fallout following severe damage sustained by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power ...
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Lunar New Year Festival

To mark the Year of the Goat, the Asian Student Union will host a Lunar New Year Festival. The Lunar New Year Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for HWS students and $7 for faculty and staff. The dress code is semi-formal. The event will include a variety of authentic foods, including: sushi, dumplings, Coke chicken wings, Bu...
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Learning Communities Explore D.C.

Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation's capital with their peers and faculty advisers. "The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-year seminar and experiential, hands-on ...
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A Life-Changing Experience In Vietnam

When Michael De Rosa '16 was considering study abroad programs, he decided he "wanted to go someplace where I would probably never go to on my own, to experience a culture drastically different from what I am used to." De Rosa, a junior double-majoring in anthropology and Media & Society, first heard about the Vietnam program from his RA during his first year on campus and "kept hearing the s...
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Mandala Ceremonial Rite

It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by Yignyen and his students, which was on dis...
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