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Politics impacts teaching

After Donald Trump’s unlikely victory in the 2016 election, a student noticed a change among his peers. To him the campus seemed dead, and its student body appeared to experience the six stages of grief.

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Professor of History Kenneth Marcus responds to a student question during his talk on “Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism” in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. The lecture was interactive, with questions posed to the audience, and a variety of music samples. /photo by Cierra Boess

Marcus discusses exiled composer

Professor of History Kenneth Marcus talked about a European Jewish composer who fled Nazi Germany and settled in Los Angeles during his presentation “Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism,” at noon Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room as part of the faculty lecture series.

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Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman’s primary area of research is Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s philosophy of truth and truth-seeking. His book, “Rousseau’s Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls,” was published by Routledge in September. Neidleman focuses on the path Rousseau took to the truth. After completing his doctorate in political science at Harvard University, Neidleman began working at the University of La Verne in 2001. / photo by Sarah Vander Zon

Neidleman explores truth-seeking

Jason Neidleman, chairman of the history and political science department and professor of political science, shows no signs of slowing down. Besides being professor and department chairman, Neidleman has just published his latest book, “Rousseau’s Ethics of Truth: A Sublime Science of Simple Souls.”

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