Zach Schroeder Named to Academic All-League Team

Zach Schroeder 2Zach Schroeder (junior, finance) was named to the Academic All-League Team on May 23. In his junior season, Schroeder became the first Mastodon golfer to win the Summit League Championship, and the first to take part in the NCAA regional. To earn the honor, student-athletes must have a GPA of at least 3.30, completed at least one full academic year at the current institution, and taken part in 50% of their team’s competitions.

Christine Erickson and Michael Wolf Part of RFK Assassination Editorial

But as Christine Erickson, associate professor of history at Purdue Fort Wayne, said in an interview last week, RFK soon came into his own.

“As the ’60s go on, he grows, and he begins to speak out. He becomes really a kind of an activist” on civil rights and against the war the Kennedy administration had helped start. “He had a strong moral center,” she said. “It just shows how some people can grow and learn and evolve.”

But Michael Wolf, professor of political science at Purdue Fort Wayne, believes Kennedy’s talents as a unifier might have prevented the upheaval at the Democratic convention in Chicago that August – disruption that ultimately helped lead both parties to total reliance on primaries and caucuses to select presidential candidates. For better or worse, Wolf said, that, in turn, has encouraged the trend toward the selection of “outsider” candidates such as Barack Obama and Donald Trump over more-experienced “insider” candidates.  Read The Journal Gazette Article