Ralph Waldo Emerson: Public and Private Revolutions

Photograph of Emerson in later life / Wikimedia Commons   By Dr. David M. Robinson and Dr. Jean McClure Mudge / 09.15.2015 Robinson: Distinguished Professor of American Literature, Director of the Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University Mudge: Scholar and Researcher of American Studies The “New Thinking”: Nature, Self, and Society, 1836-1850 By Dr.[…]

Judge Rules Mississippi Clerks Can’t Use Religious Beliefs To Deny Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Reuters / 06.28.2016 A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said that the recusals on religious[…]

Men in White Hoods Reportedly Spray-Paint Pro-Trump Racist Graffiti on UCSD Campus

CBS8 Screen Capture By Randa Morris / 04.10.2016 Students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are demanding campus officials identify the individuals responsible for spray-painting racist graffiti, along with pro-Donald Trump messages, on campus property overnight on Saturday. According to the local CBS affiliate, the vandalism was carried out by five men wearing[…]

Picturing Don Quixote

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of one of the best-loved and most frequently illustrated books in the history of literature — Don Quixote. Rachel Schmidt explores how the varying approaches to illustrating the tale have reflected and impacted its reading through the centuries. Gustave Doré’s depiction[…]