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A Day in the Life of a Translator

    It’s Not Just About the Words Bags of bird seed from China, intended for Western consumers, were labeled “brid.”  Packages of garlic from Israel displayed a picture of ginger root. A liquor store awning in France boasted this: “Stranger Wine.” “They are trying to sound sophisticated,” explained Christine Durban, a respected French-English translator who shared a good number…

Getting a Visa for College: My Long Journey to Graduate School

By Ridina Shakya G’19 Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Ridina Shakya G’19 was interested in analyzing business activities. She traveled halfway around the world in 2017, ready to start her MBA in the United States. She was successfully admitted into the Huether School of Business with scholarships, but found that she faced an arduous journey of another type: waiting for…

Cybersecurity 101: We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Our Own Behavior

Anything you write, photograph, or post can become public. Your personal information is not private. Everything on the Internet can live forever. They’re supposed to connect us and provide useful services to improve our lives, but phones, smart devices, and social media are all too often used to scam, rob, stalk, and otherwise victimize us. In today’s uber-connected world, how…

Civility

Bringing Civility Back to the Workplace

by Sally Hart, SHRM-SCP, SPHR I recently spent some time boating on Lake George, an activity that includes sunny skies, cooling dips in the lake, and the enjoyment of summertime adventures in upstate New York. My time was unfortunately marred by rude behavior from others, such as other boaters pushing ahead in line, or creating their own boating lanes and…

The Challenges of Leading Responsibly in Business

  Business leaders are, more than ever, expected to make complex and time-critical decisions, often affecting the lives of many. For instance, a clothing manufacturer finds its Asian textile mills are polluting local streams and forcing underage seamstresses to work 14-hour days. “It’s easy to preach about doing the right thing, but it is a whole new ball game when those…