Introduction from Dr. Laine Scott, Professor of English: Amy Webb, a member of this fall’s honors section of ENGL 1101, was recently asked to write a 2-page paper about a current event. All of Amy’s work so far this semester has been top-notch, and this effort was no exception to that trend. She did exactly what I asked of her, painstakingly conducting research, maintaining sufficient focus for such a short essay, and meticulously proofreading until the finished product was clean, informative, and succinct. Anyone who has ignored the recent news about the Ebola virus can get a decent overview from Amy’s paper. Read her essay here.