Immigration Detention: Then and Now

Natalia, History, Los Angeles. While many may think that immigration detention is a relatively new phenomenon, due to its recent resurgence in the news and in public discourse, the Supreme Court permitted immigration detention as far back as 1896 in Wong Wing v. United States. In this precedential decision, the Supreme Court ruled that temporary … Continue reading Immigration Detention: Then and Now

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To Galway I Go

Rebekah, Before I Go, Galway, Ireland. My summer externship will mark my second time studying in the British Isles – while in undergrad, I was fortunate enough to study in the UK. While there, however, I never had the chance to visit the Emerald Isle (or any other countries, for that matter). Now, as I … Continue reading To Galway I Go

History of The Hague & the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Kennedy, History, The Hague, Netherlands. Hallo uit Den Haag (Hello from The Hague)! For my second official blog post, I was tasked with giving all you readers a brief history of The Hague, as well as background on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (which is where I am interning this summer). Just a warning: I … Continue reading History of The Hague & the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Acharuli Khachapuri: Culinary Wanderings in Georgia

Francesca, Culture & Society, Tbilisi, Georgia. To understand Georgia and its culture, one must experience its cuisine. Georgia’s food is truly unique (and delicious), and has been an integral part of my coming to love this country! Georgia’s food culture reminds me of Italy’s: eating isn’t a hurried affair done quickly to get to the … Continue reading Acharuli Khachapuri: Culinary Wanderings in Georgia

Before I Go (and a few days after I arrived)

Ronnie, Before We Go, Gaborone, Botswana. Why I Wanted to Experience Africa Being an African American in the United States, one can feel disconnected from not only mainstream American society but also in terms of heritage. Most of what we learn in school about black history involves oppression: from the slave trade to the Jim … Continue reading Before I Go (and a few days after I arrived)

LA: The Rich, the Famous, and the Detained

Natalia, Before We Go, Los Angeles, California.   Although I am not abroad, in many ways Los Angeles, California feels like another country. There is so much diversity of culture, language, food, and fashion. I meet people who design wedding dresses, people who teach voice lessons to the rich and famous, people who are actors, models, … Continue reading LA: The Rich, the Famous, and the Detained

Rubber Meeting the Road: Trekking Out to Helena, Montana

Megan, Before We Go, Helena, Montana. My UMI summer began with a 26-hour drive from Cincinnati, Ohio to Helena, Montana. While the drive was surprisingly easy, things started out pretty rocky. Through Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, we had to stop about every two hours to re-duct tape the engine cover on my car, which kept … Continue reading Rubber Meeting the Road: Trekking Out to Helena, Montana