Monthly Archives: March 2013

Being ordinary

An update from Hiba, a junior majoring in biochemistry and human rights with a minor in Arabic: Perhaps the most beautiful thing about change is that it often comes in the form of a person. Not an extraordinary person. Just an … Continue reading

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Where Dr. King felt doubt

An update from Michelle, a sophomore human rights and anthropology major: Montgomery, Alabama, is a city full of history in regards to the civil rights movement. We saw only a part of that today, including the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church … Continue reading

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A little bit of R&R: Research Recreation!

An update from Katelyn, a sophomore majoring in journalism, Spanish and political science, and conducting research on the Supreme Court’s opinions on student rights: Today was our first full day of researching in the Library of Congress, and it’s already shaping … Continue reading

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Like coming home again

An update from Brandon B., a third-year political science, history and English major who is conducting research on “swing Justices” on the Court: As I got off the plane at Washington Reagan National Airport, hopped on the DC Metro Orange Line, … Continue reading

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Blisters and Byron

An update from Kristine, a sophomore majoring in real estate finance and minoring in law and legal reasoning and Spanish, who is researching Justice Byron White’s position in libel cases over his tenure on the Court and why he ultimately … Continue reading

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An original drawing from Thomas Jefferson

An update from Brandon F., a sophomore political science and accounting major who is conducting research on the development and eventual end of Brown v. Board’s doctrine of “All Deliberate Speed…”: So far, so good. Since 4 a.m. Monday, we’ve been on the … Continue reading

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Joining the Library of Congress community

As part of the political science course “Law, Politics and the Supreme Court,” students and Political Science Associate Professor Joe Kobylka are spending spring break 2013 in Washington, D.C. The students are conducting research on Supreme Court cases at the Library of Congress. Continue reading

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Our point of uncertainty

An update from Genesis, a junior political science and human rights major: Today was filled with so many things. The Civil Rights Memorial, Alabama State University lunch, King Parsonage, Dexter Avenue Church and dinner with the Gretzes, Veera Harris and Dr. … Continue reading

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Reminders of racism

An update from Hayley, a junior majoring in anthropology, French and human rights: Day three was a really fun, rejuvenating day! I managed to stay awake for the documentary about Nashoba County on the way from Jackson to Philadelphia. The story … Continue reading

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National Voting Museum and Tabernacle Baptist Church

An update from Jazmin, a senior majoring in Spanish: “Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of … Continue reading

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