Rhodes’ Scott Newstock: How to Think Like Shakespeare

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On the heels of Rhodes College’s “1616′” event, commemorating the year that William Shakespeare died, professor Scott L. Newstok (director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes) pens a provocative essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education. [image: the 1588 “Grafton Portrait” of a young man, once thought to portray a young William Shakespeare.]

Millsaps Issues Statement on Mississippi’s “Freedom of Conscience” Act

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Millsaps College President Dr. Robert Pearigen recently issued the following statement regarding Mississippi’s controversial “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination” act: “On March 4, 2016, Millsaps issued a statement expressing hope that, if passed, House Bill 1523 would not be used to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation. Since… Read more »

Christopher L. Holoman Will Be Centenary’s New President

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Centenary College of Louisiana has chosen Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, an academic with extensive experience in college classrooms and administration, as its 31st president. Holoman is currently Provost at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, and will assume leadership of the 191 year old Shreveport institution in July.   Read more at the Centenary website.

Updated: Interdisciplinary Symposium on The Year 1616

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The Associated Colleges of the South is pleased to co-sponsor Rhodes College’s interdisciplinary symposium on the year 1616 (the year of William Shakespeare’s death): https://www.facebook.com/events/595149500643558 This free public event commences with a Communities in Conversation keynote by Thomas Christensen (author of 1616: The World in Motion), on Thursday, April 21 (5:30pm reception, 6:00pm lecture, Blount)…. Read more »

William Dudley Named W & L President

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William Dudley

William “Will” Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, has been named president of Washington and Lee University. According to the W&L website, “Dudley will assume his duties on Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Kenneth P. Ruscio ’76, who announced in May 2015 his intention to step down from the presidency, and who will remain… Read more »

BSC to host 24th Annual Latin American Studies Conference

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Birmingham-Southern College’s Annual Latin American Studies Symposium is a multi- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate research conference showcasing original research and creative projects conducted during the preceding year by undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities, including the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) and the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). Established at BSC… Read more »