Within our lives we must all prepare for the end. And so it comes to pass that the Class of 2011 will no longer walk our scarlet halls nor breathe deep the intoxicating airs of the Arboretum. They must take their leave of this College. But we should mourn not. For after our graduation we will all be made equal; no longer divided as Philosophy majors or Pre-Med, but all take on the title Alumnus. As T.S. Eliot puts it at the end of his Four Quartets: “We shall not cease from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.” In this issue, Adam Current ’11 and Nolan Eller ’11 offer final articles about their time here. Current gives his 47½ theses, not all of which are actually theses. Eller takes a look back at Morris Hall. Zach Rorhbach ’12 interviews Dr. Samuel Rocha, a rising star among the faculty. It has become an enduring topic of our campus publications to write about Enduring Questions. The debates will continue and the course will become refined over time, but at the moment John Plaiss has some words for the course. The campus has had quite a few speakers recently, among whom are Star Parker and Bryan Stevenson. Jeremy Wenztel and Zach Churney offer retrospective pieces on their talks.
At this point in the semester, Wabash freshmen have had a chance to get acquainted with their new all-campus course, Enduring Questions (EQ). In this issue, two freshmen Phoenix writers, Zachary Churney and Jeremy Wentzel give their two perspectives on the course (here and here). Also inside, Bob Cassady ‘12 critiques libertarianism and modern American culture. Adam Current ‘11 provides a look at conspiracy theories, colocation, and Zachary Rohrbach ‘12 counsels us on the illogical and undeterministic nature of human life.
The Wabash Conservative Union and the Young America’s Foundation hosted five-term Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo to speak on immigration. The talk can be viewed on the Wabash College YouTube channel
In September, the Wabash Conservative Union, along with the Wabash Newman Center and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, hosted Dr. Robert P. George at Wabash. His talk, entitled “Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity” was well-attended by the Wabash Community. You can listen to the first and second halves of his talk here.
The Wabash Conservative Union will be hosting 2008 Presidential candidate and five-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives Tom Tancredo. Tancredo will be speaking on immigration reform on Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00p.m. in the Pioneer chapel at Wabash College. The event will be free and open to the public.
Tancredo has been an outspoken voice in the debate on immigration reform. Most recently, in 2010, Tancredo ran for the Colorado governorship under the American Constitution Party’s ticket and came in second place with 36.7% of the vote. He ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility and immigration enforcement.