This blog is a learning community at BYU organized by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. BYU students can post, comment, and discuss all the news that’s fit to print–or rather, news, analysis, and opinion from the New York Times. But you already know that, right?
Congratulations to Dallow Holloway, a Business Management major from Riverton, Utah who received a new iPad yesterday in recognition of his blogging during winter semester 2015 on current events. The award was presented following this week’s Kennedy Lecture featuring Eric Schmitt, New York Times senior writer and national security correspondent. Schmitt spoke on ISIS, Al Qaeda and Terrorist Threats to the U.S. at Home and Abroad”.
In one post, Dallon wrote:
Though Iran is an unlikely ally for the U.S. to have, leaders and generals will have to take a look at the true motivations of their allies and make the deacons of who to align themselves with. Nuclear threats are always very dangerous because of the damage that is initially caused, combined with the effects after the explosion ceases and the dust settles.
Each semester, in partnership with the New York Times in Education we award a new iPad to the top blogger. How do we make that selection? We look for both quality and quantity. In terms of a quality post, we look for the blogger to offer an analysis of an existing NYT story or article and to add some new insight? Also, is the post well-written, using proper grammar and syntax? And with regard to quantity, we simply assess how many posts each author writes during the semester.
Its easy to do and you could win a new iPad just for staying current with the news and getting more involved. Also, the comments and discussion are interesting to follow–and it is always fascinating to see what other BYU students think about your take on events in the world.