Symposium makes Shakespeare ‘practical’

This week, the college welcomed esteemed scholars to discuss William Shakespeare’s work in the context of race, identity and the importance of the humanities. The idea for the two-day symposium, funded by the president’s office and entitled “Shakespeare, Race, and the Practical Humanities,” was spearheaded by English professor Ian Smith and Director for Special Collections and […]

Paper Playlist: Songs You Would Hear in a Movie Montage, You Know, Like When They Travel and Need to Condense Time

Melissa: This week I have chosen “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root. Sadie: This week I have chosen “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root. In conclusion, the only song that should ever be played in a movie montage when characters travel and directors need to condense time is “Send Me On […]

Diffused Identities: Cultural intersectionality brought to forefront in poetry reading

A poetry reading from Alina Galliano and Magali Alabau on Monday brought issues of intersectionality and identity to the forefront. The event, entitled “Diffuse Identities: Jewish Cuban-American Women’s Poetry with Alina Galliano and Magali Alabau,” allowed students to engage in the works of the two poets. The poetry reading was organized by professors Amarui Gutiérrez Coto of the […]

Paper Playlist: ‘Lady Empowerment’

Melissa: This week I’ve chosen “Electric Lady” by Janelle Monae (ft. Solange). The recent buzz around Monae’s performance in (the now Oscar-award-winning) Moonlight has me going back through her music lately and remembering what a wonderful artist she is. “Electric Lady” just makes you feel good. It’s a groovy tune that will have you feeling […]