Sustaining diversity and independence in scholarly publishing.

When Howard Dean visited the Democratic headquarters where I was volunteering in 2016, I asked: “Hillary has promised to set aside $25 billion for HBCUs and to make public universities tuition-free. What is she going to do for the numerous small...

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Emily Folger née Jordan was a bluestocking: an educated, intellectual woman with a scholarly bent. In 1875, she followed her two sisters to...

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Today marks the 503rd anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The Bard changed the world of theater and literature in his 52 years.

We are very fortunate to have copious Shakespeare scholarship in our collection, including the journal...

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April 22 (1899) is the birthday of Vladmir Nabokov, the Russian-American author who died in 1977 and is most remembered for his controversial novel Lolita. What is extraordinary–Jerry Griswold suggests in this edited excerpt from his...

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Mollusks, which include mussels, clams, octopus, squid, chitons, snails, slugs, and a few less familiar groups, are the second most diverse animal phylum (arthropods are number one, which includes the hyper-diverse class of insects).  Estimates...

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Public health officials across the United States find themselves grappling with a surge in cases of the measles. New York City has declared a public health emergency, and the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed more cases in the first 14...

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