Heard on Campus



“First globals, born between 1979 and 1994, are more multicultural, more tolerant, and are more likely to identify as citizens of the planet rather than citizens of the U.S. They want to work for a company where they have the opportunity to make the world a better place.”

Pollster and author John Zogby presented “First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing the Potential of Our Millennial Generation” Oct. 9 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. It will be featured in Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, a PBS affi liate, by students in a course taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies.


“Despite the horrid conditions, threats to their lives, and friends and family being killed, many Syrians have been empowered. They’ve tasted freedom in a small sense, so it will be impossible to ever go back to the authoritarian system that bred the uprising.”

David Lesch of Trinity University spoke on “Assad and the Disintegration of Syria” Oct. 28 in Colton Chapel. His talk was the Class of 1961 Lecture in International Affairs for 2013-14.