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Francis Agustin

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Battling Hate by Studying Hate Dr. Pete Simi testifies as expert witness in a high-profile criminal case

February 26, 2020 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In a small Oregonian courtroom packed with reporters, all eyes were transfixed on Wilkinson College’s own Dr. Peter Simi. The tension in the room built as Simi, an Associate Professor of Sociology, gave his testimony to a case that gripped the entire country three years ago — the Portland MAX Train Attack. In 2017, Jeremy

Black Beauties: More than just pretty girls Dr. Charissa Threat rediscovers the forgotten black female pin-ups of WWII

February 21, 2020 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

While searching through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) archives, history professor Dr. Charissa Threat came across something peculiar. It was a letter written by two black soldiers in WWII sent to the NAACP asking for pin-up images of black women. “We don’t have enough images of black women,” said Threat

Pushing the Boundaries A Q&A with the The Panther Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Back in 2017, Wilkinson senior Louisa “Lou” Marshall (‘20) set in motion a chain of events that would turn her into one of the most prolific student journalists in the country.  As a dance major at New York University, experiencing the 2016 election in the Big Apple brought out an innate curiosity in her. “Being

Wilkinson SURF Fellows Research Far From Home Prabhnoor Kaur and Michael MacInnes Research Histories of Violence

February 7, 2020 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Wilkinson students Prabhnoor Kaur (Art History, ‘20) and Michael MacInnes (History, ‘20) spent their final summer in college doing something most don’t: traveling  more than 2,000 miles from campus to do in-depth research.. Kaur and MacInnes participated in SURF—the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship—headed by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. These highly competitive fellowships span 8

The Escalette Collection’s 2020 Exhibit: Creativity After Combat Now Open, the Exhibit Focuses on Artworks Created by Veterans.

February 7, 2020 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The word “war” commonly evokes pain, death, and destruction. But the newest art installation from The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art reveals a seldom explored aspect of war: creativity. Creativity After Combat honors veterans, past and present, and explores the unique ability of visual art to capture aspects of the veteran experience. The exhibit brings

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