Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

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Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

President's Page

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As mentioned in previous issues, the Phi Kappa Phi Forum is undergoing changes to its look and editorial style. The first major round of changes took place in the Winter/Spring 2007 issue, including a move to a multitopic format and subtle enhancements to the design.

THIS ISSUE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES that the Forum continues to evolve in response to your feedback. Design changes are more dramatic. Content is presented in a more engaging fashion. Pages are easier to read, with informational sidebars and graphics to help tell stories at a glance. Topics are of-the-moment. While articles are quite different from one another, all fit together to tell an overarching story of altruism and political activism in today's society.

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Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. offers us a view of what political activism and participation can mean outside the safe haven of the politically tolerant United States. Dr. Dalisay was a young, outspoken activist in the tumultuous Philippine political uprisings of the early 1970s. His ardor, fueled as he tells it by youth and an oppressive political environment, led to his imprisonment by the Philippine government.

This issue also features a fascinating interview with Joshua Levy, a young political activist, blogger, and pundit who outlines how technology is changing -largely for the better--the political process, particularly among young voters.

Those young voters are our political future, as we explore in our Q&A with Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE). …

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