Archives for March 2015

DeRay McKesson ’07, Among Fortune’s ‘Greatest Leaders,’ To Speak on Campus April 2

DeRay Mckesson '07

DeRay Mckesson ’07

DeRay Mckesson ’07 has been at the epicenter of the firestorm emanating from Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police there. With This Is The Moment, the award-winning online newsletter he co-founded, and his social media omnipresence, Mckesson earned a spot, along with the newsletter’s cofounder Johnetta Elzie, on Fortune‘s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”

Mckesson delivers the talk “Ferguson, Social Media and the Common Good” at 7 p.m. April 2, 2015, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

Plane Crashes: Just the Facts (Vox)

Airplane

The tragic events surrounding Germanwings Flight 9525 have brought to light disturbing facts about the life of the co-pilot responsible for that crash. But the good news, according to Vox, is that aviation accidents are extremely rare, compared with other forms of transportation.