Education journalist to discuss partisan politics’ increasing influence on public schools April 9

National education reporter Laura Pappano will discuss her latest book, School Moms: Parent Activism, Partisan Politics, and the Battle for Public Education, at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on Tuesday, April 9. In her book, Pappano draws on archival research as well as on-the-ground reporting to offer a nuanced view of how schools across the country have become lightning rods in the culture wars. 

"School Moms" by Laura Pappano event image

‘All That Glitters’ exhibit continues at Special Collections and University Archives

Gilded treasures belonging to university founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, a shipping and railroad magnate and one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century, are among the items featured in All That Glitters: Silver and Gold at Vanderbilt, currently on display at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives.

This 24-karat engraved gold house was an anniversary gift to Cornelius Vanderbilt from his wife, Sophia, in 1863. Goldsmith unknown; New York, 1863. (Vanderbilt University Memorabilia Collection)