Author: Leslie Bolt

How They Want You to React

Posted by Leslie Bolt on March 28, 2016

On the morning after the bombings in Brussels, Belgium, contributing writer for Forbes Magazine, Loren Thompson posted an article titled Brussels Attacks: How The Terrorists Want You To React. In his article, Thompson (2016) cited five responses that he believed the attackers in Brussels are attempting to provoke: overreaction, blaming, adopting repressive measures, attacking the threat, […]

A New Sense of Urgency

Posted by Leslie Bolt on March 23, 2016

Waking up to news of attacks in Brussels, Belgium seemed an all too familiar story. Their major international airport as well as centrally located subway station was bombed, killing at least 30 people (Rubin, Breeden, & Raghavan, 2016). Only four short months ago Paris, France was attacked by terrorists as well. Although at this time, […]

March Madness: A lesson in Human Resiliency

Posted by Leslie Bolt on March 21, 2016

There has been a familiar stir around the office this week. Sports websites flooded, fee’s collected and endless, and I mean endless, discussion of who will make the Sweet 16, Elite 8 and of course, The Final Four. It’s March Madness time and across the country, millions of brackets have been completed in the hopes […]

Can Water be a Crisis Too?

Posted by Leslie Bolt on March 17, 2016

In case you haven’t heard, Flint, Michigan is having a water crisis. This emergency first began in April, 2014, when due to a budget crisis Flint’s water supply was changed from its original source; a combination of Lake Huron and the Detroit River, to the Flint River where the standard treatments for corrosion control were […]

Too Close to Home

Posted by Leslie Bolt on March 14, 2016

On February 20th, 2016, West Michigan was again changed forever. In the small, quaint town of Kalamazoo, Michigan a gunman went on what appears to be a random shooting rampage which resulted in 6 deaths and two critical injuries (Hall, 2016). As this university town begins to put back together the pieces, those of us […]