I've been pondering the strange phenomenon of the quasi-post-pandemic, and it's made me think of Stefan Zweig's fascinating "Schachnovelle." If you haven't read it, it's about exiles from the Nazis on a ship to Argentina. It turns out that the world chess champion is on board. But what ends up being even more remarkable is that there is an unknown refugee on board inexplicably able to defeat the world master.
Fall 2021 Newsletter
Message from the Editor
Grüße aus Bloomington!
This has been a year of emergence. Most of us got out from in front of our computer screens and, blinking in the sunlight like bears in the spring, made our way back into the classroom. Thanks to the strict protocols and efficient testing and vaccination procedures established by the university, we were able to begin and continue the academic year almost normally. Masked indeed, but together.
What do we do when we’re not here in the Global and International Studies Building? We thought it might be nice to find out, so we asked. And got some interesting tidbits from faculty and grad students alike.
Class notes from the IU Alumni Association
Bill Elliot from the Indiana University Alumni Association sends us this invitation to keep in touch via the IUAA Class Notes: Tell us about all the achievements and milestones in your life. We want to know when you get married. When a future Indiana University alum joins your family. When you win an award, publish a book, or get a great new job. If it’s good news for you, it’s good news to us.
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