- Course Snapshot
ANTH 212: Anthropology Goes to the Movies
Simon’s Rock is known for its small, discussion-based classes and the originality of its students and its professors. Several years ago, Nancy Bonvillain – Anthropology and Linguistics professor, and much-adored instructor – rolled out a new class offering a fresh angle on her discipline.
- Response Journal
“Only one year left!”
That’s the thought that keeps pounding in my head. Just one year to do everything you still want to do!! It’s not so much a “last-minute” scramble as a “last year” scramble as I try to fit in all the Simon’s Rock experiences I’ve always wanted to have.
Ronan Farrow ’99 will have his own talk show on MSNBC beginning in January, 2014. Since MSNBC announced the news, Ronan’s been profiled in numerous publications, including the New York Times, New York Post, and USA Today.
Prof Peter Filkins has two new works out. His translation of Bernd Stiegler's Traveling in Place: A History of Armchair Travel, was just released from the University of Chicago Press. He also edited and introduced Nach der Befreiung, a collection of H.G. Adler's essays (in German) out from Konstanz University Press. The essays – some being published for the first time – cover subjects as diverse as Hitler's personality, the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the sociology of the concentrations camps, and the dynamics of modern bureaucratic states.
- Response Journal
It’s senior year, and like all of my senior friends, I find myself drawing ever closer to a crossroads in my life. Soon I will be departing the place that I have called home for much of the past three years and counting, and will venture into a currently uncertain future. It’s a daunting yet inevitable change that we all must confront eventually, and as we contemplate what is to come, we tend to reflect on what has come before.
That’s the melodramatic way of looking at it anyway. Full disclosure: I’m not one for melodrama, and I really just used that setup so I could make an Eric Clapton/Robert Johnson reference in the title. Anyway, let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I’ve gotten to this point.