Diversity is a good thing, or so it would seem. IE University boasts an international reputation for attracting some of the brightest minds from all corners of the globe, and putting them all together in a classroom to think, philosophize, learn, and grow. But with all these different cultures, nationalities, and languages colliding, what happens to the inevitable potential for conflict? Is it true that a whole shipment of international students can arrive in Spain and seamlessly fit in with Spanish nationals also seeking their higher education?
The electoral process came to a culmination on Friday, March 22nd at the Spring Ball, where Team Red was announced to have won the spot for next year’s Student Government. However, in the brief window of 23 days, what actually did happen, both in and out of the public’s eye?
One of the most common criticisms that students have towards the university is the physical constraint of the IE Library. At first glance, the expressed concerns may appear to be true, however, many students fail to notice the general progress the library has made so far, especially towards developing and adapting virtual technologies to enhance its user experience. Obviously, the physical capacity of the library has remained the same, with 167 spots in the Madrid campus and 157 spots in Segovia, but since 2017, the Library, in partnership with a software development firm called Smart Areas, compensated for the constraints by introducing a mobile app, virtual and augmented reality stops, robotic assistants and many other techie wonders. In the following interview, I spoke with IE Library Staff Noelia Romero and Belén Real.
Segovia—On Saturday 20th October, 2018 afternoon behind La Lastrilla in Segovia Aventura, the brand new IEU Athletics Outdoor Club organised a paintball game for university students to encourage them to join the club.
Segovia—On September 17, the Debate Club hosted their kick-off event in order to explain their new structure for this 2018-2019 academic year. As a way to interact and discover the debate skills of the future members, the Club decided to have an informal open floor debate on the topic of “Are Stereotypes Unfairly Stereotyped?” Certainly, it is a highly controversial topic open to discussion, but above all, familiar to everyone due to the international background at IE.