We spoke with Assistant Professor of Political Science Austin Knuppe about the war in Israel and Gaza to provide context and understanding to the university community.
Kasbah Tour – A tour of a Moroccan ‘kasbah’ (citadel).
The May study abroad to Morocco, co-led by technical communication and rhetoric professor Rebecca Walton, was part of the college’s International Initiative. Its student participants learned about civil society organizations by conducting research into the goals and strategies of Moroccan women’s associations. Students also reflected on the relevance of what they were learning to their own lives, considering how they might work together with members of their own communities to pursue common goals.
During their time abroad in Morocco, students learned about Moroccan history, religious contexts and gender norms from local instructors and interviewed women’s association members, spending many hours analyzing, sharing and discussing what strategies worked to strengthen women associations. By the expedition’s end, students had gained a wider view of world issues, as well as insights relevant to their own communities, while visiting such exotic locales as Marrakesh and Casablanca.