The Devil Wears Prada is surely one of my favorite movies of all time, so when I was offered a position as an editorial intern at Washington Life Magazine last summer, I eagerly accepted in hopes of being an Andy Sachs-in-training.
In a dark sinkhole 200 feet below the waves off the Florida coast, Maryanne Culpepper laughed. "It was pitch black dark and I should have been scared, but I was happy—way too happy," said Culpepper. "I didn't realize it until my scuba guide gave me the sign that I had a case of the deep sillies (nitrogen narcosis), a temporary effect of breathing under high pressure that makes you feel giddy."
I am the absolute worst at making decisions. I can never decide what to eat for dinner or what movie to watch. So choosing an internship for my fall semester was quite the challenge. Three days before school started, I had two offers on the table, and no decision. Then my phone rang. It was CNN.
In its latest Political Communication Report, the American Political Science Association featured research done by Professor Catie Bailard on the use of the Internet and citizens' evaluation of and participation in government. Her work has been featured here alongside several other top scholars in the political science and political communication fields.
On behalf of the U.S. government, Professor Steven Livingston has spent the last few years researching the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa. He published a report in October titled Africa's Information Revolution: Implications on Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security that has garnered much attention from embassies, governments and NGOs around the world.
Recently returned from a trip to Bali, Professor Janet Steele once again participated in the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. The festival began as a means of helping the island rebuild after the 2002 Bali bombings, and this year marked the event's 10th anniversary. The festival is now Southeast Asia's most renowned literary event.