Fall 2007

From Papyrus to Slanguage

From Papyrus to Slanguage

There was a time in the not-toodistant past when educators viewed pencils with erasers as crutches for lazy students. In the following years, other advancements like calculators and spellcheck raised similar concerns. Now a new trend has found its way from the Web into the classroom. Call it “webspeak”or “slanguage”Read More

Popular Culture: A Convergence of Numbers and Words

Popular Culture: A Convergence of Numbers and Words

It’s easy to imagine that crossword puzzles have existed for centuries–that they were an amusing diversion for crusading knights or monks killing time between illuminating manuscripts. But they’ve been around for less than a century, having first appeared in the New York World in 1913.What started as a fad quicklyRead More

Film Shorts

Richard Hull, BA’92, is executive producer of the film Daddy Day Camp, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was released Aug. 8. Hull’s previous films include the teen hit She’s All That. Patrick Alexander, BS’00, has won the 2007 Student Academy Award given by the Academy of Motion Picture ArtsRead More

Film: Remembering the Chicago 10

Film: Remembering the Chicago 10

The 1968 Democratic National Convention was an iconic event in American history. Young Vietnam War protestors clashed with Chicago police while millions witnessed their battles on live television. Eight protestors were tried for conspiracy in a circus-like atmosphere. A new film about the event, associate produced by Christopher Keene, JD’96,Read More

Upcoming

Upcoming

Musical explorers the Kronos Quartet will take the stage at Ingram Hall on March 14, 2008, at 8 p.m. as part of Vanderbilt’s Great Performances series to perform Sun Rings, an evening-length, multimedia work in 10 movements that will feature choirs from the Blair School of Music. The piece, commissionedRead More