Marta Kauffman and Professor Chad Williams

Marta Kauffman ’78 endows professorship in African and African American Studies

“Friends” co-creator's pledge establishes first endowed chair in the department’s history.

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Amplifying antiquity with heavy metal music

Jeremy Swist

Jeremy Swist, a lecturer in the department of Classical Studies, has developed a major passion project - studying heavy metal music’s perception of the Roman Empire.  More »

The Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and jihadist extremists: What they have in common and what they don’t

A military vest with Proud Boys insignia

Leaders of the Proud Boys were indicted on charges of conspiracy and sedition for their alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Professor Jytte Klausen, an expert on domestic and international terrorism, offers her insight. More »

‘The opportunity to teach bright, idealistic students:' Celebrating retiring faculty

retiring faculty

Collectively, the 13 retiring faculty spent 471 years introducing generations of students to the liberal arts. Their honors include a Pulitzer Prize, Fulbright scholarships, Guggenheim fellowships, a Naumberg Chamber Music Award and many other top prizes. More »