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November 30, 2017

Carr Studies Abroad

Celia Carr, an Earlham College junior and daughter of Melinda and Alistair Carr of Brooklyn, WI, is participating in Earlham’s Tibetan Studies off-campus program.

As part of the program, Carr is gaining an in-depth understanding of a community in exile and issues associated with Tibetan refugees. Based in Dharamsala, India, the program works with the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics to create a semester of rigorous academic work, language study, cultural immersion, contemplative practice and field research.

Earlham is a selective, liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. Engaging students with a changing world, Earlham is dedicated to the development of effective ways to integrate international perspectives in education. The College offers 40 majors in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Earlham graduates are well prepared for further study; nearly half of Earlham alumni graduating in the last 10 years enrolled in graduate or professional school. Earlham is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III school.

Russell Part of Winning UW-Whitewater College Fed Challenge Team

Casey Russell, Belleville, majoring in Economics, contributed to a first-ever win by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater economics team at the College Fed Challenge competition in Chicago, Illinois, on November 13, 2017.

UW-Whitewater edged out Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and Marquette University to earn first place and the right to advance to the national level. They will face-off against Harvard University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Pace University before the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on December 1st.

The College Fed Challenge is an academic competition designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom. Teams analyze economic and financial conditions, and determine how they may impact monetary policy.

As a non-presenting team member, Russell’s contributions to the research and presentation development were vital to the team’s preparation and success.

“The students have to be informed of economic conditions right up to the day of the competition,” Professor of Economics Yamin Ahmad said. “They use indicators like consumer confidence, inflation, unemployment, and gross domestic product to determine how different sectors are performing and how the Federal Reserve might react.”

The regional event was the culmination of more than six months of preparation and practice. The challenge helps build students’ macroeconomic knowledge, as well as teamwork, critical thinking, and public speaking skills.

For more than 140 years, UW-Whitewater has provided students with the education and training to begin their careers with a solid foundation behind them. The UW-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives.


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