Tag John Jay

Has the Supreme Court Evolved with the Times?

Anna Harvey— On October 19, 1789, John Jay took the oath of office to begin serving as our nation’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The canonical story about Jay’s service as Chief is that he resigned from the bench in 1795 to serve as New York’s second governor (after

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Are the Humanities Slipping Away?

In a piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Donoghue writes about the decline in humanities majors, a decline which is also paired with an increase in for-profit and two-year colleges.  He concludes that while humanities may lose their footing in the world of college and university, their place

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