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and all that Jazz

(10/21/04 4:00am)

Sultry 1920s-era lyrics stream through the modern speaker system, filling the room with enough sexual innuendos to make 14 college students laugh nervously and glance down at the seminar table. Seated between two of these students, Thomas Ferraro looks around the room through his wide, round, gold-rimmed glasses, his scholarly beard framing an amused smirk.

Alum dips into real world GOP politics

(10/06/04 4:00am)

Whitney Evans, Trinity ‘04, knows how to keep her priorities straight. Juggling weeks of hectic presidential campaign preparations, she can be found schmoozing at Republican fundraisers and handling party donations. But every Tuesday at 10 p.m.—even the night she attended a function with former President George Bush—she’ll always be in front of a television, watching MTV’s The Real World.

In Multitude, Empire strikes back

(09/09/04 4:00am)

A surprising aspect of Star Trek is how much of a cult following it has developed. Even more surprising is the fact that Duke professor Micahel Hardt and international scholar Antonio Negri are able to “take a lesson from Captain Kirk.” Using the captain of the Enterprise, the professors illustrate the sci-fi nature of technological war and incorporate this into Multitude, a book that thought-provokingly dissects the current state of our post-modern society.