Following a DNA study in 1998, many scholars believe that Thomas Jefferson likely fathered children by slave Sally Hemings. For others, the genetic findings deepen the mystery.
Jamshid “Jim” Bakhtiar’s performance on the football field earned him All-America honors in 1957. What he’s done since makes him proudest.
Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.
On May 11, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new 41-cent stamp to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. The unique triangular stamp recalls...
Genealogy has been all the rage recently. First Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovered Oprah’s heritage in Finding Oprah’s Roots, Finding Your Own. Then the Rev....
Always an integral part of life at the University, the Corner has been shaped by a colorful collection of characters and establishments.
A lounge and soda fountain called the Dry Dock was opened in the Madison Hall basement in 1943 and “was pronounced a howling success. It was said to be...
'The Lost' finds tragedy interwoven with history as Daniel Mendelsohn seeks out the experience of the Holocaust.
Phyllis Leffler’s cozy office is well off the beaten path, tucked under a stairway in Hotel F of the East Range. There, she toils quietly on a...
Professor Jennifer Geddes analyzes the use of the word "evil" in a forthcoming book.
A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.
We Are Marshall, based on a 1960 plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall University's football team, brings many emotions to the surface again for Mary Jane Tolley (Educ '66), whose husband, Rick Tolley (Educ '64), was the team's head football coach.
The International Youth Democracy Summit gives students the opportunity to engage with the American tradition of democracy.
Civil War scholar Gary Gallagher surveys the visual arts to show how attitudes toward the war continue to change.
From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.