40 Year of Title IX

On June 23, 1972, Congress passed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, P.L. 92-318.  Popularly known as Title IX, it’s often thought of in relation to women’s athletics in schools and colleges.  However, there is no mention of sports in...

Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, first celebrated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived to take control of the former Confederate state and slaves were freed.  Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, it had little effect on the...

Robin Hood and the Magna Carta

The legend of Robin Hood rose out of the chaos of the reign of King John of England, during the early thirteenth century.  Upon the death of Henry II in 1189, his third son, Richard who would be known as the Lionheart, awarded lands to his brother John, including...

“You have the right…”

June 13 marks the 46th anniversary of the landmark decision, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).  Joined by Justices Black, Douglas, Brennan and Fortas,  Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the opinion of the court.  The Miranda warning against self-incrimination...

Off-Campus Access

The library proxy server address changed on May 31, 2012.  Off-campus users with proxy privileges should refer to our instructions on configuring your web browser settings, which contain the new address.  Continuing to use the old proxy server address will prevent...

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