By Gaby Martinez Within the first month of this new year, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 are at an all time high. The widely acclaimed novel, often listed under “required reading” in many American high schools, has suddenly gained popular interest. It can be assumed that some of those who begrudgingly only read the first few chapters now have renewed motivation to finish the entire work. While this doesn’t indicate direct correlation and causation, it does demand some portion of our attention—at least for the sake of coincidence.   Like so many pieces of literature in the dystopian genre, Orwell’s 1984 has received its fairRead More →

By Maddie Silva The subject of tenure has begun to circulate in the midst of faculty uncertainty. I briefly sat down with Dr. Ann Hamilton, Providence’s Interim Chief Academic Officer, to talk about this topic that has grown in concern. Before Dr. Hamilton had to rush off to a meeting, she showed me a chart that graphed the gradual but steady decline of tenured professors since the late-1960s in the United States. Similar graphs from The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges parallels this nationwide-decline, noting that as the rate of tenure-track professors declines adjunct professors now account for three quarters of instructionalRead More →

By Angela Groom Monday evening the philosophy club invited guest speaker, Femi Taiwo, to give a speech on Propaganda. Taiwo began the talk by referencing Robert Stonaker’s tool of the “common ground.” The “common ground” seeks to show how language operates to generate propaganda. The common ground is, in essence, the area of language that is bound by preconceived notions and assumptions we all have and use to operate in everyday conversation.Read More →

By Tina Snieder During the spring semester of 2016 several students received an invitation from Dr. Russ Reeves to apply for an honors program to be started in the fall. Due to the restructuring of faculty this invitation did not yield any fruit. However, Providence’s recently hired Vice Principal of Academic Affairs (VPAA), Dr. Ann Hamilton, is working to take up the honors program for the spring semester of 2017. Dr. Ann Hamilton previously had the opportunity of witnessing the growth of the honors programs at Biola and Azusa Pacific University. In the short time Dr. Hamilton has been here she has met with faculty,Read More →

by Nicole Veldink In December 2015,  Providence announced the addition of music and psychology concentrations for the fall of 2016. The addition of two brand new concentrations, offers not only the opportunity for current students to participate in a wider range of classes, but also to bring in new students who may have otherwise passed up an opportunity to study at Providence.Read More →