Campus Participation: LGBTQ History at UR

Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

On November 19th, Dana McLachlin, a Junior here at the University of Richmond gave a presentation regarding the LGBTQ History at UR. McLachlin, with help from the Office of Common Ground, wanted to uncover the truth about the queer history at Richmond and chronicle the efforts the University has made in accepting the LGBTQ community. [...]

Campus Participation: The Learned Ladies

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As two of my classmates have already given a background on The Learned Ladies performance written by Molière, I am going to jump right in and discuss the play through the scope of our class. With a title like The Learned Ladies, I naturally thought of our reoccurring theme of feminism, especially the enlightened feminism that Douglas [...]

Campus Participation-Brown Bag Discussion

Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

In mid-November I attended the CCE’s Brown Bag Discussion, “Responding to Hate Speech” led by Professor Stephen Simon.  A lot of the lecture and discussion revolved around the boundaries that exist in society revolving around acceptable speech.  Simon made sure to include a caveat that hate speech could include content as well.  For example, we [...]

Campus Participation LGBTQ History at UR

Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

On November 19, I attended Westhampton junior, Dana McLachlin’s presentation regarding LGBTQ history at the University of Richmond.  She spoke primarily about the policies enforced by the University of Richmond and the perception of homosexuals and homosexuality by the student body and how these have changed over time.  She discussed the efforts that the University [...]

Campus Participation Learned Ladies

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Brooke Duffany On Sunday November 18th, students from the University of Richmond performed the extravagant play entitled the Learned Ladies. The overall main concept of this play was centered upon a French 17th century aristocratic family.  To emphasize their aristocracy, the actors and actresses were dressed extravagantly in wigs and ball gowns and their verses [...]

Campus Participation: 1992 Town Hall Debate

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On October 18th, I attended the lecture, “Unlike Any Other Presidential Debate in History”: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Richmond Town Hall Debate. I learned a lot from this event, including the fact that the very first Town Hall format Presidential debate was held right here on campus in the Robins Center [...]

Campus Participation: “Half the Sky”

Posted by on December 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

  On Monday October 1st I attended the screening of the documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide”, given by the Sorority’s Panhellenic Executive Council. The storyline of the movie follows the issue of women’s oppression worldwide. Although the U.S. still has its own great gender inequalities to overcome, compared to women around [...]

Campus Participation: LGBTQ History at UR

Posted by on December 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

I attended “LGBTQ History at UR,” a presentation given by Westhampton College junior, Dana McLachlin on November 19. Her address focused on Richmond’s attitudes and policies towards queer students, as well as the social aspects of queer life on campus over the past fifty years. McLachlin felt it important to research such a significant, but [...]

Susan Stamberg “Considering All Things”

Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Susan Stamberg spoke at the Jepson Alumni Center on November 13th about her years as a National Public Radio broadcast journalist and her work as a cultural correspondent. I immediately recognized Stamberg’s voice from her show on NPR, All Things Considered. She has been at NPR for over 40 years, conducted over 20,000 interviews, and [...]

Children, Teens, and Contemporary Media

Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

http://www.themarknews.com/articles/5261-seven-going-on-seventeen/#.ULpIkrt4ocp   Johnson’s “Seven Going on Seventeen” reflects a belief discussed in our assigned reading, KGOY: Kids Getting Older Younger.  This term relates to the concept that kids are looking for ways to be perceived as older, more and more early in their development process: age compression according to Shor.  Johnson’s article makes a critical [...]