Svjetlana Oppen

Showcase to screen student film projects

An open house Thursday in the newly upgraded Studio 5 facilities in Essex Hall will give insight into the film production process and some of the resulting student projects, says professor Min Bae.

“We are showing very interesting miniature film sets and a series of student film trailers,” he says, as well as leading tours through an editing suite.

The April 11 event is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. in room 103, Essex Hall.

Watch a brief teaser on the making of the short film Noah, by student Svjetlana Oppen:

A democratic society must make space for the humanities, says philosopher

Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens, says philosopher Martha Nussbaum. But recently, she argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry both in the United States and abroad.