Love Letters

During February 2019, students, staff, faculty, and administrators wrote “love letters” to books, authors, and fictional characters. Those notes were posted all over the library in tribute. Here is the compiled list of what MA loves.

This Week in History: Chinua Achebe died

Generations of MA students read Nigerian Chinua Achebe’s famous work Things Fall Apart about a wrestler from the Ibo tribe and the arrival of full-blown colonialism in the 19th century.  The novel was Achebe’s first, but it became an important curricular choice because Achebe is considered by many to be the father of modern African … More This Week in History: Chinua Achebe died

This Week in History: comedian John Belushi died

Thanks so his exposure on the original cast of “Saturday Night Live,” John Belushi became an internationally known comedian. From this start, he went on to create iconic roles in “Animal House” and “The Blues Brothers.” The later is still so popular that there is an official touring musical review which brings Jake and Elwood … More This Week in History: comedian John Belushi died

This Week in History: Gavin Newsom begins issuing wedding licenses to gay couples

15 years ago this week, on February 12, 2004, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom startled the nation when he announced that officials at City Hall would issue wedding licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Until the courts suspended the order, nearly 3200 couples were married over the course of the next eight days. According to … More This Week in History: Gavin Newsom begins issuing wedding licenses to gay couples