Posts Tagged ‘classics’

Princeton Scraps Latin or Greek Requirement for Classics Majors: ‘It’s RACIST’

Princeton University has decided to ditch its language requirement for classics majors due to ‘racism’, meaning that students will no longer need to learn Latin or ancient Greek to obtain their degree. A Princeton Alumni Weekly article announced the curriculum changes in April. Not only was the Latin or Greek requirement banned, so was the “classics track,” an […]

On Contact: The Power Of Classics

[embedded content] On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with Emily Allen-Hornblower and Marquis McCray the power of the classics, such as Sophocles’ play Philoctetes, to elucidate mass incarceration. Emily Allen-Hornblower is a professor of Classics at Rutgers University and is the recipient of a Whiting Foundation grant to foster dialogues about the classics with incarcerated and formerly […]

HSM Series’ Julia Lester, Larry Saperstein Perform Classics for Disney+ Holiday Special

We’re all in this together this holiday season because Disney+ is gifting us with a Hanukkah “High School Musical” crossover. In honor of the festival of lights, Julia Lester— who plays Ashlyn on the musical-reboot series, “High School Musical: The Musical-The Series”— is performing Hanukkah favorites with a pop-twist. Titled, “Hanukkah Medley,” the song is […]

Author of Dystopian Classics Predicted Face Masks to Enforce Conformity 70 Years Ago

A petition to prosecute Nancy Pelosi for violating Covid-19 regulations by visiting a hair salon in San Fransisco has attracted thousands of signatures in just 24 hours. At time of writing, the petition hosted at media action network has garnered close to 25,000 signatures. The petition, addressed to SF Police Chief William Scot, states: Laws aren’t […]

China Bans George Orwell’s Classics 1984 and Animal Farm

Beijing, China – The ruling Chinese Communist Party government announced plans on February 25th to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to two five-year terms, paving the way for current Chinese President Xi Jinping to retain control of the country indefinitely after his second term expires in 2023. The proposed amendments to China’s constitution are expected to be […]

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