JD Salinger Spirit Alive in Read-a-thon and Scholarship

Student Reading Salinger Novel

‘If you really want to hear about it . . .’  the spirit of reclusive author J.D. Salinger, who spent the fall semester of 1938 as an Ursinus College freshman, was brought to life during a Catcher in the Rye Read-a-thon in Ursinus’s Myrin Library Jan. 26. Read More»


Student Essay on Medieval Law to be Published

Katherine Pierpont

An essay by recent graduate Katherine Pierpont on the variety of late medieval laws governing prostitution will be published in Proto: An Undergraduate Humanities Journal in 2014. Pierpont, a double major in History and English, started the research for a History course called Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Europe last fall. Read More»


Examining the Right to Bear Arms

Tony Sierzega

As national headlines simmer on gun violence and gun rights, Tony Sierzega 2014 has been spending his summer examining the Second Amendment. More precisely, he is looking at the legal scholarship and politics behind the individual and collective right interpretations of this section of the United States Constitution.  Read More»


The Moral Injuries of War

Doug Hickey 2014

The moral injuries sustained by veterans unable to cope with life after battle is a topic that deserves to be examined more closely, says Douglas Hickey 2014. As his Summer Fellows project he is studying the moral consequences of killing in war as well as the origins of military ethics and the deliberation of ethical decision making in the military. Read More»


The Rules for Creating Chant; Comparing Two Styles

Hailey Blessing 2014

Hailey Blessing’s interest in chant-style singing began last spring while studying in Florence, Italy. Her Summer Fellow’s research is examining two different styles of world chant and hoping to find what acoustical considerations affected compositional rules. Read More»