Literature and Writing

TheSkimm: Is “Reading the News” Overrated These Days?

"I really should read the news, but I _______". Insert excuse here. This might be a direct quote from myself this morning at breakfast. We'll admit...

Literary Hazing “Ain’t” Ethical

That’s right. This post has the word “ain’t” in its title. So what? In a recent interview, Harvard University Professor of Psychology and celebrated writer, Stephen...
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$10 Million Endowed to Fund Prindle

Prindle Intern Suzanne Spencer '14 reporting on $14.4 million in new gifts in Spring 2014, including an estate gift from Janet Prindle for continued...

Making the Case for Cursive

The introduction of technology in the classroom seems like a win-win situation, but psychologists and neuroscientists are hesitant to write handwriting off as a...

Mein Kampf and German Censorship

Part of Post-World War II policy in Germany was to ban Nazi propaganda and symbols from being displayed. This includes propaganda from the Nazi...

Copyrighting Anne Frank’s Diary

On January 1, Anne Frank's diary was published online by more than one person, despite outcry from the Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation founded...

The Audacity of “I”

In defense of incorporating first-person into academic texts of all kinds.

Abolitionists Unfrozen

This article, by DePauw History professor David Gellman, originally appeared in Historians Against Slavery on August 15, 2014. If all the great abolitionists of the...

Competitive College: Does competition help or hinder our academic performance?

“What obligations do we have to our adversaries? Do virtue and integrity enhance or impede our quest for victory? Is competition an obstacle to...

‘Sam no es mi tío:’ A visit from Diego Fonseca &...

We had just published our annual call for intern applications: a sign posted around campus with a loud image of the traditional Uncle Sam...