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Dawes addresses empathy in “The Novel of Human Rights”
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Dawes addresses empathy in “The Novel of Human Rights”

On Thursday, Sept. 20, members of the English department and broader community gathered at Common Good Books for the launch of DeWitt Wallace Professor of English Jim Dawes’ fourth book. Titled “The Novel of Human Rights,” the book attempts to define the genre of human rights novels – stories that describe war crimes and atrocities…

Meet a Mac artist: Kevin Hollidge combines art and politics
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Meet a Mac artist: Kevin Hollidge combines art and politics

My own arts endeavors have been limited to casual doodlings on random pieces of paper in lazy afternoons, and I have always attributed those “artistic” moments to the sheer need to kill some time. Even so, I have found in those simple and often incoherent scribblings tremendous possibilities. Consciously or unconsciously, I channel my experiences…

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Frans de Waal presents his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist

Last Thursday night, students in JBD were watching funny videos of animals on Youtube. This wasn’t procrastination, though. Instead, they were attending a lecture by primatologist Frans de Waal on the content of his new book, The Bonobo and the Atheist. The lecture dealt with the evolutionary basis for morality and referenced on various animal…