The Perkins Perspective
Volume 4, Issue 3
In this issue of the Perkins Perspective, you'll read features about "MAPS" and discover how it's supporting future health care providers. You can take a look back at Tent City 3 on the SPU campus, and read what a fourth grader had to say to a city council member about kids and poverty.
You'll also find a column from Perkins Center director Tali Hairston, and book reviews about Def Jam and the man who conspired against Hitler.
From the Director
Questions of Life, Justice, and Hope
The death of young people weighs heavy on any community. Specifically, the grieving parents lament the loss of a life in ways others can only imagine.
"A group of like-minded students from different backgrounds can seize their own power, and use their own collective voice, to take charge of their learning as future health providers."
"... it wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school, after interacting with a general surgeon, that I discovered such a career and began my pursuit of medicine."
"... my mother was diagnosed with two serious chronic illnesses. ... As the years passed, I became driven to become the kind of doctor I’d always wanted my mother to have."
The (Sub)Urban Scene
Tent City 3: What Did It Mean?
"... residents of the homeless’ encampment became part of the campus community ... . But what does this all mean? What will be the long-term impacts of Tent City 3's visit to SPU in Winter 2012?"
On Poverty: Letter From a Fourth Grader
"Over winter break, I've been studying about poverty to learn how being poor affects children. I wanted to share what I've learned about Washington and ask a few questions ..."
The Glo(cal) Outlook
"We had caught an early morning flight from Seattle to San Diego, and once we touched down, we packed a truck with luggage and lumbered across the border into Tijuana."
"Those of us immersed in hip-hop culture know that MC’ing involves an incredible amount of braggadocio. We also know that if LL Cool J’s ego is large enough to deserve its own zip code, then Slick Rick’s would ..."
"In a sense, the underlying question of the whole book is: How could a man of deep Christian faith, who held human life to be sacred, conspire to kill a man in cold blood?"