Archive for Tag Archives: ' History'

Tradition: College Company harkens back to colonial America

Tradition: College Company harkens back to colonial America

Posted On: October 23, 2013

Don’t be alarmed by the people dressed like minutemen shooting off rifles every time the Tribe football team [...]

All the President’s ghosts

All the President’s ghosts

Posted On: October 23, 2013

“It’s true. My wife and I do share the President’s House with the ghost of a French soldier [...]

A haunting on DoG Street

A haunting on DoG Street

Posted On: October 21, 2013

If you plan to stay at the Ludwell Paradise House overnight, don’t expect a good night’s sleep. It’s [...]

Nelson’s book on John Henry inspiring play

Nelson’s book on John Henry inspiring play

Posted On: October 01, 2013

Professor Scott Nelson expected nasty reviews when he published “Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, The Untold Story of [...]

Emphasizing history’s human factor will teach students more than what happened

Emphasizing history’s human factor will teach students more than what happened

Posted On: October 01, 2013

It’s a shame many Americans find history boring. I can understand why; the way it’s taught can often [...]

Back to the Brafferton

Back to the Brafferton

Posted On: September 16, 2013

The historic building served as the Indian School back in the 1700s and has sinced served as a [...]

Guarding the wreath

Guarding the wreath

Posted On: September 12, 2013

“Parade rest. Attention. Right shoulder arms. Forward march. Other arms. About face.” The moment is surreal, but you [...]

The day Jefferson burned

The day Jefferson burned

Posted On: August 29, 2013

Think triggering a smoke alarm with a burnt bag of Pop Secret is bad? The morning of Jan. [...]

Brick by brick: Unearthing the history of campus buildings

Brick by brick: Unearthing the history of campus buildings

Posted On: March 25, 2013

“I was just walking on New Campus the other day and was once again struck by the architectural [...]

History vs. Hollywood: The value and nature of films that fictionalize history

History vs. Hollywood: The value and nature of films that fictionalize history

Posted On: April 05, 2012

By its very nature, history is skewed. For those who forget, the past is essentially a story, and, [...]