Continuing the conversation on race

Isabel Wilkerson Image

America’s racial hierarchy functions like a caste system somewhat like those in India and Nazi Germany. While this assertion from Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” is not necessarily new among civil rights historians, the 2020 book debuted at the perfect time to contribute to the national dialogue on racial inequity. Jolivette […]

Multiplier effect

Jay Zawacki can look back and identify many ways in which his Purdue experience impacted the direction his life would take. For one thing, it was in the Purdue Memorial Union’s music listening room that he met a persistent, Brahms-loving fellow student named Alice Acton. After enrolling at the university in fall 1948, Zawacki got […]

A giving spirit

Chloe Edwards

Chloe Edwards hasn’t met Mary Findling, but she has benefited from her generosity. As one of dozens of College of Liberal Arts students who received scholarship assistance through a $1 million gift Findling made in 2014, Edwards said such acts of kindness motivate her to someday pay it forward. “That’s definitely one of the ultimate […]