Justin Simien ’05 describes the success of “Dear White People,” which won the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was recently acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. The ensemble satire chronicles the experiences of four black students at an Ivy League-inspired college where a riot breaks out after a white fraternity holds an African-American-themed party.
In his annual address, President Doti highlights Chapman’s continuing growth and its efforts to engage scholars from undeserved communities.
This story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine. March 1 was a landmark day for the Chapman University basketball programs, still in their infancy in terms of SCIAC membership. Thanks to the women’s basketball team’s co-conference championship — the ﬁrst SCIAC title for any Chapman team in school history — and a surprise upset
Chapman film student Nathan Flanagan-Frankl ’14 earns a week on Hollywood’s biggest stage and gets to share his dream of bringing more diversity to the screen.
Marilyn Harran, Ph.D. reflects on the Rodgers Center for Holocaust History as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
For two Afghan champions of women’s rights, the transition to life at Chapman is nothing compared with the challenge of transforming a culture.
After five decades, computer pioneer Ted Nelson remains committed to his singular vision for a better system.
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.
Talia Hancock ’10 is living the dream of many creative entrepreneurs, even though she’s not entirely sure how she got here. “It just kind of worked out,” she says of her success as the creator of a clothing line of premium basics that bears her name.
Class Notes from the winter 2014 Chapman Magazine.