Millennials are polite, yes, but in the decades to come this crew is also going to rattle the cages, shake the timbers and be the straw that stirs the cultural, political and economic drink. They’re collaborative, ethnically diverse, socially tolerant and tech savvy. Like their great-grandparents in the G.I. generation (a.k.a. greatest generation), they’re optimistic and dedicated to the common good. Millennials can move mountains with a tweet, condemn a politician overnight with a social media scolding and shame corporations with a boycott that can go viral within hours.
A career in the travel industry has taken Karyn Planett ’70 and her husband, Geoff Thompson, to places where “the beauty sucks the breath right out of you,” she says.
Chapman Trustee David C. Henley writes about his visit to the archaeological dig in Israel, which is led by Chapman Professor Julye Bidmead and includes work being done by Chapman student Marilyn Love ’15.
In this web exclusive for the winter 2014 “Chapman Magazine,” Chapman Trustee David C. Henley recounts his travels in Israel.
This story originally appeared in the winter 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine as part of “Mass Appeal: Chapman Students & Alumni Use Crowdfunding.” The explosive growth in crowdfunding websites conjures new sources of revenue for specialty communities, including academic researchers. Is it a good thing that an entomologist can now pitch her “zombie ant” study
Crowdfunding opens new roads to revenue for entrepreneurial Chapman students and alumni skilled at making it pay.
In one gritty, swirling moment, Chapman student Krista Rasmussen ’15 experienced a giant dust cloud, or haboob, somewhere between Tucson and Phoenix. And after taking professor Hesham El-Askary’s environmental science class, “Global Hazards and Climate Change,” her interest in scientific research was kindled. Together, Rasmussen and El-Askary crafted a research project that explores the dynamics linking major storms in the desert.
When author and historian Andrew Carroll first launched an archive of letters from the front lines of American history, he never expected it to grow 90,000 strong. Now the massive collection, full of eloquence and poignancy, starts a new life at Chapman.
Even in an academic community full of classical passions, there’s something about guitar love.
In the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow, Chapman students chart an Icelandic journey of discovery, encountering mythic figures, tests of endurance and puffins by the skör. Before we walked this land of volcanic rock and ash, where icy glaciers give way to steaming vents and churning geysers; before we drove through endless rolling