Most students walking the halls of SPEA weren’t alive when Eric Rudolph bombed the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. They may not have heard the news reports that falsely blamed security guard Richard Jewell for the fatal attack. Nor do they know what happened in the aftermath of the explosion.
But Jim White does.
“When I talk about Atlanta, I can tell (students), ‘Look, this is what happened,’’’ says White, who is a clinical lecturer in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.
“I was there. This is what we did. This is how it went down.”
For the next three weeks, Pyeongchang, South Korea will capture much of the world’s attention as it plays host to the 2018 Winter Olympics. While many focus on the competition, pageantry and emotion that comes with the Olympic Games, others – including White – watch through a different lens. (more…)