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
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
In celebration of Black History Month, Natashia Déon is the featured artist for the latest installment of Write to Read. But what exactly is Write to Read? How did one graduate student create a reading series that attracts not only his peers, but members of the Southern California community? It was the middle of Matt
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 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 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
It’s been a big year for Tabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University. In December 2019, Southern California’s poetry community was on hand to contribute to the tenth anniversary of Tabula Poetica. Since its inception, Tabula Poetica has evolved from an annual reading series to include a poetry literary journal, launched in 2013.
Did you know that there are roughly 6,909 spoken languages in the world today (according to https://www.linguisticsociety.org)? However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers? Mind-blown? There are over 2,000 languages endangered today and that count changes constantly. A language becomes endangered when its users begin to teach and speak a more
The Griset Chair in Bible and Christian Tradition was the first endowed chair at Chapman University, established in 1984 in the name of Belle Griset, whose son Francis Griset served as a Chapman Trustee for many years. This Chair was held formerly by our esteemed colleague Prof. Marvin Meyer until his untimely passing in 2012.
When I first visited Chapman University at the ripe age of sixteen, I have to admit that the number one thing that attracted me to the school was its proximity to Disneyland. As a kid from Oregon who frequently made PowerPoints (complete with airfare options, hotel prices, rental car coupons, and MapQuest directions) to convince