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When Are We Free? A Conversation With Susan Burns

  This month we spoke with Susan Burns, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Clarke University. Q: When in your life have you not been free?

What If We Renamed Identity Politics, ‘Humility Politics?’

During a recent encounter on social media, a friend of mine, who is a brilliant professor at a leading American law school, was trying to think about two legal stories in the news media: Donald Trump’s statement that the judge in a civil case against him should recuse himself because of his Mexican...

Alumni Stories: JoHanna Rothseid

After her sophomore year at the University of Michigan, JoHanna Rothseid was thinking pretty critically about what she wanted to accomplish during the second half of her college experience. She had been involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. She had declared her major. She was...

Past and Present: A Tribute to Yitz Greenberg

How do we understand the past? This is the basic question of historiography, or how we approach history. One way we can understand history is that the past is fundamentally different than the present. The people who came before us were fundamentally different than us. And of course, that’s true:...