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Dr. Jessica Tomkins serves as Assistant Professor of History here at Wofford
Earlier this year, Tomkins released her own educational TED-Ed Talk that serves to educate viewers about Pharaoh Ramesses II.

Wofford professor expands online education about Egypt

Madison Bush, Contributing Writer April 30, 2024

Jessica Tomkins, assistant professor of history, collaborated with TED-Ed to develop a video on the Pharaoh Ramesses.  Tomkins often uses TED-Ed videos in her classes because of the likelihood of inaccuracies...

Wofford to Converse: Bridging the gap

Madison Tolomea, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

A new partnership between Wofford College, Converse University, OneSpartanburg, Spartanburg County School District 3 and Spartanburg County School District 7 allows students to seamlessly transition from...

The state of artificial intelligence in higher education

Katie Kirk, Managing Editor April 16, 2024

The Chapman Lecture series is a series of academic lectures which are held annually and hosted by the Chapman Family faculty. Clayton Whisnant is the Chapman family professor of humanities specializing...

Dr Valde instructs students in her upper level philosophy class, Mind, Bodies, And Selves.

Philosophy adding variety for majors

Cameron Carsten, Managing Editor March 18, 2024

Beginning in the Fall 2024 semester, changes made to the structure of the philosophy department’s requirements could help make the major a more desirable, flexible and consistent program of study. James...

On Nov. 11, the philosophy department sponsored A Gender Line panel.
A Gender Line is a multidisciplinary show of female artists and writers inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Wofford curates an interdisciplinary education

Emory Robinson, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

On Nov. 9, Wofford hosted a panel of the female artists from the exhibit “A Gender Line,”which is on display in the Richardson Family Art Museum through Dec. 8. This panel represented one of the core...

Diana Gehlhaus speaks about artificial intelligence at a Focus Group held at Wofford College on Nov. 2, 2023.

Wofford looking to open a conversation about artificial intelligence

Nola Webb, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

On Nov. 2, Wofford hosted its second session for an ongoing lecture series focused on artificial intelligence. The speaker, Economist and Policy Researcher Diana Gehlhaus, brought a focus on the power...

Wofford professor Katherine Valde (right) and her husband Eric Scarffe.

Wofford professor to have paper published on philosophy and Taylor Swift

Katie Kirk, Managing Editor October 24, 2023

Katherine Valde, assistant professor of philosophy at Wofford College, along with her husband, Eric Scarffe, who is an assistant professor of philosophy at Florida International University, submitted a...

Changes to Wofford’s registration process

Changes to Wofford’s registration process

Lawson Veale, Contributing writer October 19, 2023

On Oct. 9, the Office of the Registrar sent an email to the student body, notifying them that the times were changed for the upcoming interim registration. Startingstudent on Oct. 10, registration times...

Henkel concludes 12 years of offering students new perspectives at Wofford

Cameron Carsten May 18, 2023

Zachary Davis, associate professor of chemistry, has been taking a sabbatical by teaching a half load of courses this year. That doesn’t mean he won’t be busy this summer, though. Davis has been...

Professors plan for summer classes and undergraduate research

Aiden Lockhart May 18, 2023

Zachary Davis, associate professor of chemistry, has been taking a sabbatical by teaching a half load of courses this year. That doesn’t mean he won’t be busy this summer, though. Davis has been...

How a religion course can broaden students’ minds

Aiden Lockhart March 28, 2023

Jeyoul Choi, visiting assistant professor of religion, recently gave his “Religions of the World” class a fieldwork assignment. Students must attend a religious service different from their own...

Photo courtesy of Addie Porter - Students collaborating in Dr. Handelsman’s Ethnographic Research class. The students make plans together for what questions they will ask the Carver Middle students.

Wofford students reach out to Spartanburg community’s youth

Makiya Smith March 28, 2023

Alysa Handelsman, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, and Jennifer Bradham, assistant professor of environmental studies, are currently working on an ongoing research project, in which...

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