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  • Walt Whitman statue, a target of protests, to be removed from center of Rutgers–Camden campus

    07/13/2021 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 92 replies
    The Colllege Fix ^ | 07/12/2021 | JOHN RIGOLIZZO
    Rutgers University-Camden will remove a statue of the famous poet Walt Whitman from the center of campus as a result of activists’ petitions and a recommendation from a committee of scholars. The statue of Whitman, featured prominently in the front courtyard of Camden’s Campus Center, will be “relocated to a historically relevant site on campus and contextualized,” interim Chancellor Margaret Marsh recently announced in an email to students and employees. That new location has yet to be announced by campus officials.
  • Is this the most important American presidential election for freedom since 1964? How highly does POTUS 45 rank among the icons of American freedom?

    08/07/2020 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 25 replies ^ | 8th August, 2020, Australian time | Ozguy1945
    Freedom is amazing because, unless you are God, it is impossible to know exactly what it is and where it will take you. (See the micro-movie in the link for how this has happened to me today: from street art to Whitman to Virgil to God knows what next.) Is this the most important American presidential election for freedom since 1964? Nobody knew then that the presidential careers of two two-term presidents (Nixon - debatable as a two-termer? - and Reagan) would have a re-beginning in Nixon's case and a beginning in Reagan's case. As I see it, this happened...
  • Want multi-cultural freedom? Read Walt Whitman!

    02/20/2020 3:58:05 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 7 replies
    Late last century, when the internet was much younger, some very talented people helped me with a profoundly cross cultural album that could only ever work if it was done in a spirit of freedom. I tried to write the words to express that myself but in the end I couldn’t. I had to borrow words and revise them for the context from Walt Whitman. Where else could I look when I needed to talk about new frontiers of freedom. God Bless America.
  • Whitman’s Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster

    06/08/2016 9:40:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    On July 18, 2016, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will open the new MOOC Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. This free open online course will embark upon a journey through Walt Whitman's writings on the American Civil War. Through Whitman's lens, we will explore how writing and image can be used to examine war, conflict, trauma, and reconciliation - in Whitman's time and today. Join us! This MOOC will be taught by longtime friends and collaborators Ed Folsom, Whitman scholar and University of Iowa Roy J. Carver Professor of English; and...
  • Remembering the Great Meteor Procession of 1860

    07/19/2013 7:46:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | July 20, 2013 | David Dickinson on
    “Year of meteors! Brooding year!” -Walt Whitman A remarkable astronomical event also occurred over the northeastern United States 153 years ago today on the night of July 20th, known as the Great Meteor Procession of 1860. And with it came a mystery of poetry, art and astronomy that was only recently solved in 2010. A meteor procession occurs when an incoming meteor breaks up upon reentry into our atmosphere at an oblique angle. The result can be a spectacular display, leaving a brilliant glowing train in its wake. Unlike early morning meteors that are more frequent and run into the...
  • Massive Open Online Course on Whitman opens Feb. 17

    01/19/2014 4:40:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    University of Iowa ^ | 1/10/2014 | Ashley Davidson
    The University of Iowa’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, is open for enrollment. The six-week course, which runs Feb. 17 through March 29 and is organized by the UI International Writing Program (IWP), offers participants everywhere the opportunity to read, consider, and discuss Whitman’s epic poem through video lectures, live breakout sessions, and moderated online discussions. The course is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection. To enroll, visit: Every Atom will be co-taught by Whitman scholar Ed Folsom and International Writing Program Director Christopher Merrill. Folsom is the...
  • Nearly 3,000 New Walt Whitman Papers Discovered

    04/25/2011 7:30:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 19, 2011 | University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    The documents shaped "Democratic Vistas," Whitman's seminal 1871 analysis of American democracy that is arguably his greatest work of prose. Casting a skeptical eye on the nation's character and values while sharing a vision for an ideal democratic society, "Vistas" remains one of the most penetrating examinations of American society ever written. The newly discovered documents "were crucial for (Whitman's) writing of one of the most important meditations on the meaning of American democracy," Price said. "They're also vital for understanding Whitman's late poetry. Anyone writing about the latter parts of his career is going to want to figure out...
  • "Hamas" Helen Thomas Is Speaker For Bethesda, MD's Walt Whitman High School 2010 Graduation

    06/06/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | June 6, 2010 | Marooned in Marin
    Helen Thomas, who was caught on video saying the Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine (Israel)" is going to be the speaker at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD on June 14, 2010. Thomas also was a speaker at a 2006 fundraiser for the pro-Hamas, pro-Islamofascist terrorist "peace" group Code Pinko. According to WTOP radio, where I first heard of this speech this afternoon, the principal was "aware" of the controversy but knows of no plan to cancel her speech.
  • Hush'd Be the Camps To-Day - Walt Whitman

    06/11/2004 7:50:31 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Leaves of Grass ^ | May 4, 1865 | Walt Whitman
    Hush'd be the camps to-day, And soldiers let us drape our war-worn weapons, And each with musing soul retire to celebrate, Our dear commander's death. No more for him life's stormy conflicts, Nor victory, nor defeat--no more time's dark events, Charging like ceaseless clouds across the sky. But sing poet in our name, Sing of the love we bore him--because you, dweller in camps, know it truly. As they invault the coffin there, Sing--as they close the doors of earth upon him--one verse, For the heavy hearts of soldiers.
  • Walt Whitman on Government

    06/12/2003 12:41:17 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 34 replies · 802+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | June 11, 2003 | Dr. Gary M. Galles
    On May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, New York. Many believe that Whitman was America's greatest poet and that his Leaves of Grass is the most influential poetry volume in American literature. According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Whitman's poetry "celebrated the freedom and dignity of the individual." But that celebration was not limited to his poetry. It is also reflected in the all-but-overlooked prose he penned during an extensive career as a journalist and editor. Anyone who writes of individual freedom must consider the role of government, and Whitman was no exception. His views were well...