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A successor to our print magazine, The Franklin Chronicles, this blog allows us to continue to communicate the importance of the arts and sciences to an expanded audience through a variety of means – articles and announcements, video, news and opinion – to pick up the conversation of why the arts, humanities and sciences matter so much at this juncture in the history of our university, our nation and the world. Read more

Professor of English and African American studies Valerie Babb has been named director of the Institute for African American Studies in the Franklin College:

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Lee Shearer of the Athens Banner Herald reports on research by Franklin faculty on the recent drought:

 

But measured by its impact on people in the four counties served by the Bear Creek Reservoir, and how much it depleted water in area rivers, it was the worst on record, they say… Read Article

Congratulations to professor of geography Marshall Shepherd, who was recently voted president-elect of the American Meteorological Society:

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As the NCAA meets in Indianapolis this week to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing collegiate athletics, it's a good time to contemplate the role of sports of in society. Not suprisingly, it's a question that goes back to Plato:

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Little-known audio of Martin Luther King, Jr., at Glennville High School in Cleveland on April 26, 1967, a little less than a year before his assassination. 

 

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