Like Ahab in the novel itself, we just can’t seem to shake our obsession with Moby-Dick, even 163 years after its publication. Is it a book about whaling? Yes. Is it also a book about everything else? Yes, including science, religion, humanity’s place in the world, 19th century industrialization, and on and on. Does it […]
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On Election Day, many polling places in Los Angeles suffered from glitches that made it difficult for voters to exercise their rights, according to a report from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. The report, released today, reveals a disappointing number of irregularities at dozens […]
Soyinka is the President’s Marymount Institute Professor in Residence at LMU, and spoke at the university’s graduate commencement on Sunday, May 11. He has been a vocal proponent of wider international involvement in the struggle against Boko Haram and similar groups.