Josie Brodfuehrer ‘20 wins Pepper Prize

From a young age, Josie Brodfuehrer ’20 has remembered the words of her great-grandmother who worked in the Simon Silk Mill before it was reconfigured: ‘Anyone who’s someone goes to Lafayette.” Today, as the Pepper Prize recipient for the class of 2020, Brodfuehrer has not only become “someone,” but has taken advantage of her last […]

The ‘golden age of maximum speech’: Vaidhyanathan delivers ‘Cacophony’ talk as 2020 Jones Lecture

What happens when someone with authority employs a tactic typically used by the powerless? Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan posed this question in the context of President Donald Trump’s Twitter usage in this year’s Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture on Wednesday. Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies and director of the Center of Media and Citizenship […]