Creating unity

An interactive public artwork is taking shape in front  of Madeleine Clark Wallace Library with the participation of staff, faculty and students. Called the Unity Project, the artwork, based on a concept developed by artist Nancy Belmont, is a response to the divisive nature defining the current U.S. political climate, said Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Goff in announcing the effort. “Nancy’s hope for the project is to ‘raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and Read more […]

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The Man Behind 1984

People are reading George Orwell again. Not that they ever stopped reading him, but now his works are hitting the bestseller lists, thanks largely to the kind of language we are hearing from members of the new Trump administration. And language, particularly English language as used by politicians, was Orwell’s preoccupation. Orwell’s real name was Eric Arthur Blair. The son of a British civil servant, he was born in India but, at age 8 was sent off to a British boarding school. He published Read more […]


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French Presidential Election Vocabulary

Ah, the beginning of November is upon us … the season of spectacular foliage, chilling temperatures, and … particularly divisive elections. This article, French Presidential Election Vocabulary, first appeared on French Language Blog.


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Can Any Republicans Vote For Hillary Clinton?

There are three options for conservatives that I can understand and one that is totally unforgivable.  Many conservatives and quite a few Republicans (including many who are planning to vote for Trump) have serious reservations about Trump.  Trump is the most flawed candidate the GOP have nominated in my life time.  Concerns about Trump are in the following areas:  Trump recent foreign policy pronouncements including recent comments on Ukraine.  Trump failed to grasp that Read more […]


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PROFILE: DOMHNALL GLEESON

By Alexandra Quilici He’s been working in film for years and flying relatively under the radar, but there is no denying now that Domhnall Gleeson is both a successful and remarkable actor. For those wondering if they have been seeing the same face in all their favorite films this past year, the answer is yes. He is only scheduled to be in more and more movies, so here is the essential breakdown of all things Domhnall Gleeson: He was born in Dublin, Ireland and has three brothers. Wonder how Read more […]


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Welcome to the Chinese Embassy

Protesters stand outside the Chinese Embassy in London ©Philip Robins/Newzulu/PA Images The Chinese government has hinted that if Britain does not give the go-ahead to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, then it will revise its future plans for investment in the UK. China is a part investor in the Hinkley project, along with the French government-owned company EDF and both are keen for the project to go ahead. But, as Prospect has reported the project is beset by problems Read more […]