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Section: Big Ideas

A Place Apart

Spring 2018

Alice McDermott’s latest novel, The Ninth Hour, developed from her desire to understand selflessness, self-sacrifice,...

Syllabus: Risky Business

Fall 2017

In Sex, Drugs, and Dynamic Optimization: The Economics of Risky Behavior, students explore how people...

Mobtown’s Charmed History

Fall 2017

In Baltimore: A Political History Matthew Crenson looks at the manifold forces that influenced and...

Syllabus: Global (In)Security

Spring 2017

In Global Security Politics, students explore the political implications of weapons of mass destruction and...

Reopening the Case

Spring 2017

In a new biography, Chester B. Himes, Lawrence Jackson identifies Himes as a key figure...

Syllabus: Finding the Words

Fall 2016

Through the Department of Near Eastern Studies, a group of undergraduates is learning to decipher...