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Slave Hiring & the Dynamics of American Slavery

2019 marks 400 years since the first African slaves arrived in Virginia – and we’re still learning from this dark chapter in American history.

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05 Feb 2019

To Be or Not to Be…Absent on National Sickie Day

What’s behind the trend of UK employees calling in sick on the first Monday in February.

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01 Feb 2019

Polarization, Populism and the News

What role does digital media play in the divide between “the people” and “the establishment”?

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23 Jan 2019

MLK’s Crusade for Voting Rights & the Hopes of a Nation

How the Bloody Sunday attacks in Selma shocked, saddened and spurred sympathy for the Civil Rights Movement.

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21 Jan 2019

Alice Paul, Women’s Suffrage & the 116th U.S. Congress

A century since passage of the 19th amendment, 2019 is another historic year for American women. We’re thinking of the foremothers who made it possible.

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10 Jan 2019

Disability, Diversity & Performance

We explore ways the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act led to more inclusivity in the arts, and how we all benefit.

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19 Dec 2018

Heloise and Abelard: Fact, Fiction and Forbidden Love

How this 900-year-old tale crosses the lines between history and literature to tempt our appetite for tragic romance.

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07 Dec 2018

American Prohibition Law: Fake Rabbis and Other Loopholes

How scofflaws took advantage of religious exemptions to the Volstead Act and undermined the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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05 Dec 2018

School Nurses and the Student Mental Health Crisis

Exploring the pivotal role of nurses in providing mental health support to young people with anxiety and depression.

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27 Nov 2018

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