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After 27-Year Fight for Social Justice, Criminal Rights Advocate Starts a New Chapter at Chapman With a full scholarship, Jimmie C. Gardner works toward a bachelor’s degree. He’ll share his legal odyssey in Chapman’s ‘Engaging the World’ series exploring social justice and systemic racism.

September 21, 2020 by | News

September is always special to Jimmie C. Gardner. In 2016, that was the month when charges leading to his wrongful conviction and a legal nightmare lasting nearly 30 years were finally dismissed. This year the anniversary is especially extraordinary. Gardner, now a motivational speaker and advocate for prison reform and inmate rights, became a full-time

Guggenheim Gallery Goes Digital 

September 4, 2020 by | News

The Guggenheim Gallery is not letting COVID-19 stop it from showcasing student’s artwork and curated exhibitions. While the gallery remains closed for in-person visits, it is continuing programming of art exhibits on its website and social media platforms in a new and exciting way. The gallery recently announced that a selection of the catalogs created

Wilkinson College Rises to the Occasion Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

August 28, 2020 by | News

  Wilkinson College is committed to leading the conversation on campus and in our community on issues of humanity, unity, and justice with the new series, Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race. The initiative demonstrates the vital importance of the arts, humanities and social sciences to building a better, more

#BlackoutTuesday An Analysis of the Hashtag

June 9, 2020 by Muhammad Karkoutli | News

By Muhammad Karkoutli (’20), Babbie Center Research Fellow On Tuesday, June 2, you may have noticed that social media was awash with black squares tagged with the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday – a response to the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. Although these black squares expressed a range of messages, the #BlackoutTuesday

Letter from the Dean of Wilkinson College June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 by | News

Exhausted, frustrated, heart-broken, angry – these were the feelings expressed by Chapman students, staff, and faculty who have gathered over the past week to collectively grieve the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrey, and Breonna Taylor. The rise of white supremacy, ongoing police brutality, Covid-19, systemic institutionalized racism, black and brown lives lost – racial injustice

Wilkinson College to Host Virtual Graduation Celebration This celebration for the Class of 2020 graduates will follow the President's Toast.

May 8, 2020 by | Events

Although Commencement has been postponed until further notice, the Chapman Family will still come together on May 22, 2020, for virtual celebrations to honor the Class of 2020! These events are not meant to replace the actual Commencement, but instead give us a way to celebrate together the academic year and the chapter of your

From Our Eyes: Emerging Female Writers MFA Students spend the day with prolific female writers.

March 13, 2020 by Esther Shin and Tryphena Yeboah | English

From Our Eyes is a new blog series showcasing Wilkinson faculty and students’ first-hand accounts of their undergraduate and graduate experiences. In this first installment, we hear from two students in the MFA English Program, Tryphena Yeboah and Esther Shin, who were invited to attend a conference on female writers. When we received confirmation that

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