At our last meeting we talked about Ebola and its importance in both a global and cultural context. I decided on this topic because I read this article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/19/why-the-brutal-murder-of-eight-ebola-workers-may-hint-at-more-violence-to-come/ and I was intrigued. Why do the victims of this horrible disease insist on cutting off the roads which health workers need to get to sick individuals? Is there a cure for this? What are the current prospective numbers for Ebola? You can learn more about Ebola here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html
Our next meeting is going to feature one of our very on graduate students on another global current event, so stay tuned!
Today, Tuesday September 30th is the LAST day to RVSP with Kaitlin, Kyle or I for the Michigan Sociological Association Conference on October 25th. So email us and tell us that you are in fact wanting to attend! If you do not email us, you will NOT have a seat in the van, and you will NOT be registered for the event!
That's all for this blog post, I have a paper to write and other housekeeping things to take care of. I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their week!