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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

Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery is awarded 2020 Casola Prize

September 17, 2020 by | News

Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery ’22, was recently awarded the prestigious 2020 Casola Prize from the Patrons of Italian Culture (PIC), a scholarship that provides financial support to outstanding students in the study of Italian language and culture at the university level. Montgomery’s submission letter outlined her journey with the Italian culture, including her hopes

From Our Eyes  Tryphena Yeboah (‘21): The Courage to Write  

September 14, 2020 by Tryphena Yeboah (MFA ‘21) | News

From Our Eyes showcases Wilkinson students’ first-hand accounts of their undergraduate and graduate experiences. This post features Tryphena Yeboah (MFA ‘21). Yeboah is a 2019-21 MFA fellows and an international student from Ghana. She recently took 3rd Place for her nonfiction essay titled “The Ravages of an Unloved Life” with Narrative, an online literary magazine

Sociology Professor Dr. Pete Simi Awarded Grant for Counterterrorism Research How can we support families to more effectively identify and counter warning signs for white supremacist extremism?

September 8, 2020 by | News

“For too long we have ignored the problem of white supremacist extremism which has allowed this problem to grow and fester.” said Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor of Sociology. “Now, we are facing on and offline recruitment occurring across a wide range of social media platforms and youth subcultures with increased sophistication sometimes relying on

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

Chapman Student Combines Research, Activism to Combat Racism in Local Schools With faculty mentorship, Marisa Quezada ’22 informs activism with data.

September 8, 2020 by | News

Marisa Quezada ’22 was scrolling through her Instagram feed when a post about racism in her community’s schools caught her eye. It was a survey asking community members to share their stories about racism on Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) campuses. Quezada, who grew up in the district, didn’t think twice before submitting her own

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

Journalism Students: Foot Soldiers of Democracy

September 3, 2020 by Vik Jolly | News

As Wilkinson College’s journalism program enters its second year of a partnership with the Voice of OC, even more students are getting a taste of real-life journalism while reporting, writing and editing with Orange County’s nonprofit newsroom. Under the guidance of professional journalists, students post dispatches and stories about local government and its impact on

Faculty Books: The Kingdom By Dr. Earl Babbie

September 3, 2020 by Talisa Flores | News

Dr. Earl Babbie, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, has always had the answer when research methods are in question but for the first time in his career he has undertaken a new challenge that has, in his words, “no real answer”. After years of writing college textbooks, with more than a million copies in print, his

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

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