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English course reorganized around social change

In my position at Ripon College, I teach courses with names like Major Author: Shakespeare and Foundations of English Literature — courses focused on the time-tested canon of early British literature. Yet, as a graduate student at the University of Iowa, I wrote a dissertation on the ways that some contemporary theater companies use Shakespeare’s plays to address issues of… Continue reading

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Colucci on Islamic extremism

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, wrote an opinion piece about Islamic extremism that was published by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read the full article. In “This is War: The Obama Administration needs to stop fooling itself when… Continue reading

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Colucci on Paris terrorist attack

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, wrote an opinion piece about the terrorist attack in Paris that was published by U.S. News & World Report. In “A Call to Arms: Terrorists will never back down unless the West acts forcefully,” Colucci declares,… Continue reading

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Steve Martin on the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations

Associate Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department Steve Martin wrote an article for the journal Voices of Democracy about the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organization and how it was influenced and shaped by the actions of John L. Lewis. The article, published in 2013, was titled “John L. Lewis, ‘Speech at the Fifty‐Fifth Annual Convention of… Continue reading

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Colucci writes about new world power conflict

Lamont Colucci, associate professor and chair of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College, had a piece published in the January/February 2015 edition of World Affairs. “Great Power Conflict: Will It Return?” addresses “ominous parallels between the cauldron that created the conflict of the Great War (World War I) and… Continue reading

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Schatzinger examines “Walk-o-meter” on Inauguration Day

Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Henrik Schatzinger was quoted in a Politifact article examining the outlook of Governor Scott Walker’s second term. According to Schatzinger, despite the fact that Walker’s party gained seats in both the Republican-controlled Assembly and the Senate some challenges and “tough choices” remain for the second-term governor of Wisconsin. “Walker’s nascent presidential campaign could prove… Continue reading

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