Food for Thought

Food for Thought is an initiative by the Janus Fellows to spark intelligent conversations about important political issues in dining halls and around campus.  Food for Thought slips are distributed in the dining halls and displayed on the LCD screens used to promote events around campus.

Click past topics below to review the conversations they sparked or join in on the latest one via the comment thread.

Sunday, November 1, 2009 (All day)
When a sex offender moves into any neighborhood in the U.S., their neighbors are notified. In Rhode Island, an 18-year-old who has sex with their 15-year-old boyfriend/girlfriend is listed as a sex offender. In Rhode Island, registered sex offenders cannot reside within 300 feet of any school. The...
Thursday, October 15, 2009 (All day)
Families with children comprise 41% of the homeless population. The median monthly income for people who are homeless is $367.00. 40% of homeless men have served in the armed forces. Approximately 3.5 million people, including 1.35 million children, will experience homelessness this year. Give...
Thursday, October 1, 2009 (All day)
71% of U.S. High School Students will graduate. In Rhode Island, 39% of White 4th graders, 12% of Latino 4th graders, and 10% of Black 4th graders can read at grade level. 51% of American Indian children will complete high school. In 2006, students ages 12-18 were victims of about 1.7 million...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (All day)
In the past decade, American films have dropped from making up 64% of French ticket sales to 50%, and from 70% to 50% of Korean ticket sales. As of 2001, more than 70 percent of the most popular TV shows in 60 different countries were produced locally. U.S. military spending accounts for 48% of the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 (All day)