Dr. Ruth A.M. Schmidt passed away this year at 97 years old, leaving her papers to the Consortium Library Archives & Special Collections. The boxes contain at least a thousand stories, but here's the story of Schmidt surviving the Second Red Scare of the late 1940s-early 1950s, in McCarthy-era D.C.
November 2014 Archive
SHCC: Guiding UAA's students toward health and knowledge
UAA's Student Health and Counseling Center helps students get well so they can focus on attaining an education. It recently won an award for its other mission: helping nursing students learn to care for patients.
What history can tell us about Ferguson, Mo. and why it exploded
UAA's Black Student Union hosted a recent panel discussion on civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Panelists included a retired Anchorage police officer, a former assistant attorney general for Missouri, an English professor and a history professor. The result was an historical perspective on why "(Ferguson) was always going to happen."
Sociology Professor Chad Farrell publishes research on immigration and America's changing demographic mosaic