History Lessons Cast in Bronze Metal can't tell a story. Or can it?

December 9, 2015 by Shira Klein | First Person

As a historian, I’ve been trained to look for stories in diaries and letters, memoirs and government documents — in short, textual sources. Not in shiny metal. But last fall, on a research trip to Italy to complete my book on Italian Jewish history, I looked at another kind of source: bronze monuments. Monuments in

Biggest Fear Factor: Big Brother Government corruption and cyber-terrorism are what scare Americans the most, Chapman survey finds.

December 9, 2015 by | Chapman Now

The way Americans see it, the bogeyman is not hiding under the bed. The real monsters are in the halls of government across the land, according to the second annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears, released in October. Corruption of government officials topped the survey’s list of the 10 things Americans fear most. Close

By the Light of Silvery Memories Chapman alumni recall their harmonious days as Dapper Dans on Main Street USA in Disneyland.

December 9, 2015 by Dawn Bonker | Uncategorized

At first, the college boys thought it was a once-only performance. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘I’m going to tell my grandchildren that I sang at Disneyland one time,’” says Jim Schamp ’62. But the call-backs kept coming, and eventually contracts were signed and the gig lasted years. That’s right, Schamp and Perry Carter ’65

‘Warrior Teacher’ Jonathan Johnson ’10 Leads a Revolution in Urban Education The innovative school he just launched in New Orleans prepares students for college and for tech success.

December 3, 2015 by | Features

It begins on a mid-August Monday in a neighborhood of this revitalized city that’s mostly sleeping out the heat. Fifteen high school students – nine girls and six boys, all African Americans – signed up for this educational experiment, and now they’re chattering nervously as they file into a nondescript block-walled room at Algiers Technical

Spirit of the Games From athletic trainers to hearing testers, Chapman people pitch in to make the Special Olympics world event an extraordinary experience.

November 18, 2015 by Dawn Bonker | Chapman Now

During a hot and steamy July day, athletes hopped and zigzagged through an obstacle course on Chapman University’s Wilson Field, navigating a tough assemblage of hurdles and cones. A Canadian training for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles was undaunted. She conquered the course set up by Chapman’s athletic training students and