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Making History

Joyce Eldridge, author of the in-progress history of Nobles, and Bill Bussey, provost, review Chapter 14, which examines academics during Dick Baker’s leadership. The book will be published in spring 2016, coinciding with the school’s sesquicentennial.

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A Plane Explanation

Faculty member Mike Kalin taught his U.S. History students a memorable lesson by rushing them to create a fleet of paper airplanes given limited time, but still demanding peak product performance. Following the exercise, during which several workers were “fired,” … Continue reading

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Discussion on Punishment

Students in Politics and Ethics discuss the Utilitarian and Kantian theories to examine capital punishment. Some interesting statistics they learned include: no other country has as many per capita in prison as the U.S.; currently, 2.3 million Americans are in … Continue reading

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Welcome, Justice Souter

U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter talked with Class V civics class. He discussed the state of the U.S. government and applauded Nobles students for studying civics. “You are going to know more about your government when you are done … Continue reading

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Topics in U.S. History

This week in Doug Jankey’s U.S. History class, students discuss the 1850s and the approaching Civil War. Today’s topics included Dred Scott v. Sandford, John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Lecompton Constitution, and the presidential election of 1860.

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Welcome Dr. Ina

Dr. Satsuki Ina speaks with the Nobles community about her Emmy award-winning documentary From a Silk Cocoon in assembly. The evocative film chronicles the impact that Japanese internment camps had on her family and others. Her visit is a follow … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Nobleman Shenanigans

  Staff members of the campus newspaper The Nobleman spend entire weekends about once a month at Nobles laying out the paper. To break up the work, staff will explore the nearly empty campus. Spencer Railsback ’96 took the photo above … Continue reading

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Discussion on Security

Nobles’ history teacher David Medina ’05 teaches Upward Bound students debate skills. This week, students are split into two teams to debate about homeland security.

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In the Classroom

What’s happening in AP European History today? History teacher Nahyon Lee discusses political and social philosophy and reviews reading assignment “The Voice of Liberalism: John Stuart Mill ‘On Liberty.’ ”

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