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Multilingualism Is an American Tradition. So Is Backlash to It

  During a recent campaign-style speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), former President Donald Trump added a new twist to his usual anti-immigrant discourse by suggesting that immigrants coming to the United States are speaking “languages that nobody in th...

It Wasn’t This Year’s Most Acclaimed Historical Film—But Napoleon Has Something to Teach Viewers

  As awards season heats up in Hollywood, one highly anticipated blockbuster film of 2023 will face the disappointing reality of being less decorated than its eponymous 18th century-born Corsican military hero. With four wins (including two satirical “Yoga” awards) and 3...

NEH grant promotes integration of humanities and engineering at Purdue

  The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $150,000 grant to faculty members in the School of Engineering Education, Purdue School of Language and Cultures (SLC) and Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE) program for a curricular initiative that integr...

Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican festival. It is an American one

  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the military victory of the Mexican army against invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It was an almost unbelievable victory for the Mexican forces, underdogs who defeated one of the most powerful armies in the world. Yet, Cinco de Mayo is not...

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