What if colleges viewed this fall not only as a campus emergency of epic proportions, Cathy N. Davidson and Dianne Harris ask, but also as an astonishing educational opportunity?

Sarah Bernhardt, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn and Maria Callas would be there. It would not end well. 

In his new book, Professor James Shapiro explores why Americans have historically embraced the bard and why—in this world of quarantines, Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein—they should do so now more than ever.

Denise Cruz has won a 2020 Office of the Provost Teaching and Learning Grant for Innovative Course Design. Her project, Reimagining the Humanities Lecture in a Transnational, Post-Pandemic World, builds on her popular lecture course Introduction to Asian American Literature.

With Michael Harris (Mathematics), Gayatri Spivak has won a 2020 Provost's Interdisciplinary Teaching Award for their proposal Mathematics and the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Innovation, based on their new course Mathematics and the Humanities.

The pandemic has shown, and will continue to show, how important the humanities are to the major questions a society must ask during a time like this.