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Thanksgiving is a Complex Holiday

November 20, 2020 by | News

When it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, the mainstream version goes like this – white settlers on the Mayflower that landed near Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1620 were greeted by a friendly Wampanoag tribe, who had lived there for thousands of years prior. The Wampanoag tribe taught the new settlers how to catch

In Honor of Veterans The Escalette celebrates all service members

November 11, 2020 by Lindsay Shen | News

This Veterans Day, the Escalette thanks all service members for their countless sacrifices to ensure our safety and freedom. In their honor, today we feature a work by a veteran artist in the Escalette Collection and reflect on the unique ability of art to help us connect with others’ viewpoints and experiences with empathy and

Reverend William J. Barber II Promotes Hope, not Hate

October 28, 2020 by Samantha De La O | News

Reverend William J. Barber has hope for the future of American democracy, and little tolerance for defeatism, or for the news media that fuels it. “We have got to stop excusing language that creates desperation,” said Barber. “[The media] talks about the 61 million people that voted for Trump, but they don’t talk about the

Faculty Books: Kevin O’Leary and Madison’s Sorrow

September 8, 2020 by Philip Goodrich | News

With a current political environment that seems more divisive than ever, many Americans find themselves questioning the actions, decisions, and beliefs of those in power. In his new book, “Madison’s Sorrow: Today’s War on the Founders and America’s Liberal Ideal,” (Pegasus Books distributed by Simon & Schuster), Kevin C. O’Leary (Political Science) provides “an eye-opening cultural

Scholars of the 1918 Influenza Outbreak See Parallels With the COVID-19 Pandemic But they caution against the presumption that nothing will ever be the same.

August 26, 2020 by | News

Remember the inspiring stories of the great flu pandemic of 1918? Communities rallied around the cause of public health. Self-sacrifice was the order of the day. Across the United States, the citizenry gladly wore masks and observed quarantine measures. Check those thoughts, says historian Jennifer D. Keene, dean of Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities,

Faculty Books: A Conversation on Exile and Otherness

August 21, 2020 by Kathryn Bernhardt, BFA Creative Writing '21 | News

Dr. Ilana Maymind, a lecturer for the religious studies department at Chapman University, recently published a book called, “Exile and Otherness: The Ethics of Shinran and Maimonides.” Maymind puts a strong emphasis on critical thinking and interdisciplinary comparisons in her studies and finds the topic of Eastern and Western comparative thought particularly interesting. She strives

Get to Know Wilkinson’s Newest Faculty

August 17, 2020 by | News

Wilkinson College was looking for a way to connect with our new faculty via physical distancing. The Voice of Wilkinson reached out to the newest members of our community and asked them a few questions. We wanted to find out why they chose Wilkinson and what it meant to be a part of the heart

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