Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Ancient artifacts seized from Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

Associated Press Bob Murowchick Thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other Iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into the U.S. and shipped to the head of arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby were returned to the Iraqi government on Wednesday… Expert quote: “Most antiquities are not legally moved … This stuff does not miraculously […]

How the new monument to lynching unravels a historical lie

The Washington Post Nina Silber Expert article: “On April 26, the first memorial in the United States dedicated to the victims of ‘racial terror lynchings’ was unveiled in Montgomery, Ala. Originating with the efforts of the Equal Justice Initiative, which set out to document this little-known history, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is […]

Harvard sexual harassment case scars the institution as well as victims

The Conversation Jeffrey Rubin Expert article: “In the wake of recent #MeToo revelations, Harvard University has begun to take action against a tenured professor whom the university found guilty of sexual harassment in the 1980s and who now stands accused of harassing women undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff for four decades.” View full article