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“Why should I take a history class, Dr. Tam?” Indeed, this question is one that those of us in the humanities often are forced to address. In a world where our college graduates are increasingly wary of their job prospects in an uncertain economy, an education in history seems at best tangential to students’ broader career goals, and at worst a waste of time. Certainly, few conceptions could be further from the truth. Study after...

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Trinity has pretty awesome professors. Perhaps you’ve noticed this? Professors whose novels come out on Vintage Books. Professors who are the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. Professors spirited-off to appear on Dr. Oz, who, after they appear on national television, rush back to campus to teach their classes. Professors whose books appear on Ivy League presses. Professors who are in charge of the First-Year Experience program. Professors whose books about the Harlem Renaissance...

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Trinity University recently appointed Michael Fischer, professor of English, the first Janet S. Dicke Professor in Public Humanities. According to a Sept. 8 press release from the office of university marketing and communications, the university hopes the new distinction will reaffirm the importance of the humanities outside academia. Fischer, who specializes in modern literary criticism, earned the distinction primarily through his service to the university. “Fischer is a long-time member of the Trinity administration and faculty,”...