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NIU professor Kenton Clymer has authored a newly published book on the history of U.S. diplomatic relations with Myanmar, and it couldn’t be timelier in light of the historic elections unfolding this month in the country. Clymer is a Distinguished Research Professor in the NIU Department of History and a leading scholar in the history...
Stanley Arnold and the book cover of “Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970”
When determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform mid-20th century race relations, their inspirations were many. Quakerism. Progressivism. The Social Gospel movement. The theories of scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict. NIU Department of History professor Stanley Arnold explores three of these organizations in his new...
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Supporting undocumented student success on college campuses has emerged as a complex issue of increasing importance. This growing population of college students faces unique challenges each day – challenges such as the struggle to fund their education in the absence of federal or state financial aid including work study, the stigma of not having a Social...
A Bright Room Called Day
The upcoming mainstage theatre production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance explores how far politics can become intimately intertwined with individual values and personal judgment. Playwright Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day,” based on Bertolt Brecht’s 1938 play, “The Private Life of the Master Race,” will run from Thursday, Jan. 31, through...
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In Washington, D.C. … Now that Congress and the president have agreed to a plan to reduce spending and the federal deficit, we are awaiting the details of which federal programs will be reduced and by how much. Congress is on a four-week recess, returning after Labor Day. THE MOST IMMEDIATE REACTION to the recent...
Congress came back in session last week after several weeks of spring recess. The two main agenda items they have been dealing with are the issue of raising the debt ceiling and the FY2012 budget. I previously reported that the U.S. government will reach the limits of its authority to borrow any additional funds this month. However,...
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye Jr. of Harvard University will present a public lecture at NIU on “The Future of American Power.” A University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Nye will speak from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the auditorium of Altgeld Hall. A reception will follow. Nye’s lecture will...