The world knows Jackie Robinson as the first African-American man to play in Major League Baseball, but there is much more to his legacy.
After his athletic career, Robinson continued his quest for social progress through his work as a columnist for the New York Post and the New York Amsterdam News from 1959 to 1968. The writings offer Robinson’s reflections on issues such as civil rights, interracial marriage and the racism of the Boston Red Sox.
Editor Michael G. Long, also the editor of “First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson,” brings together an anthology of Robinson’s columns in “Beyond Home Plate”, offering fresh insight into the Robinson’s life and work beyond his career on the baseball diamond.
Listen to Michael Long talk about his book:
Power of One Day
When ‘Ones’ Add Up, We Do Incredible Things. Like Break Records.
On March 18, a flock of 849 Blue Jays and friends gave more than $177,000.
Thank you to all who made the Power of One Day 24-Hour Giving Challenge a monumental success. It’s not too late to help to make this a record-breaking fundraising year—contribute by June 30 to be a part of the success.
Our faculty and staff members are doing great things! The Achievements column recognizes recent accomplishments such as:
Dr. Debra Wohl published research on atopic dermatitis in the paper "Intrapartum Antibiotics and Childhood Atopic Dermatitis."
Dr. Jean Pretz, Dr. Tamera Humbert and Dr. Michael Roy coauthored a paper on intuition that was published in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
Dr. Michael Swanson, director of theatre and dance and associate professor of theatre, was voted best director by BroadwayWorld.Com.
Dr. Rita Shah and Katlyn Speary ’13 coauthored “It’s not illegal to be bizarre: Police decision-making process when coming in contact with persons with a mental illness,” published in the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.