2015 Banned Books Week Poster Controversy

This year’s Banned Books Week poster caused quite a stir when it was released earlier this year. Find out how the Office for Intellectual Freedom’s attempt at diversity is being censored and how they responded at the following links:

Diversify! – [Let’s Level] The Real Issues of Muslim Representation, Part I

Statement on the 2015 Banned Books Week Poster


Digital Commons Surpasses Its 2000th Download!

What is Digital Commons? It’s our institutional repository that serves as a space to showcase faculty, staff, and students scholarship that they produce. DigitalCommons@Goodwin made its debut in the Fall of 2014 and already it has over 2000 downloads!

The repository currently holds over 400 items, and the most downloaded items to date are: “Bullet-Time in Simulation City: Revisiting Baudrillard and The Matrix by way of the ‘Real 1999’” by Randy Laist Curriculum Director and Associate Professor, English; “The Invasion of the Flapper: How the College Women of the 1920s Transformed the American College Experience” by Katherine Kalagher Associate Professor, English; “Effects of Personalized Narration on Learner Motivation in a Web-Base Environment” by Mark Fazioli Director of Online Studies; and “The Development of Two Anatomy and Physiology Courses that Allows Students to Complete Their Course Requirements at Home Using eScience Labs: Comparison Among Online, Hybrid and On-Ground Courses” by Debra Rajaniemi and Vicky Navaroli Assistant Professor of Science.

Check out Digital Commons for yourself. You will find papers and publications, capstone projects, photographs along with archival collections from our Special Collections. Items are constantly added, and the Digital Commons also has the capability to host conference materials, newsletters, visual materials, journals, and much more!

Interested in submitting your scholarly work to the Digital Commons but you are not sure how? For more information you can email our Digital Commons team at digitalcommons@goodwin.edu or call (860) 913-2042. You can also find some author FAQs here.

WWII – D-Day, The Invasion of Normandy

Flickr - DVIDSHUB - Reflection on D-Day

“On 6 June 1944, the biggest combined naval, military and air operation ever seen took place. Code-named ‘Overlord’, the D-Day landings on the coast of Normandy marked the start of a campaign which led to the eventual Allied victory in Europe in May 1945.”

June 6th marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War II. In collaboration with the IWM (Imperial War Museums), a special interactive exhibit has been created on the Google Cultural Institute where you can explore documents and photographs from this historic day.

The exhibit includes color photographs, personal letters and the D-Day order from Admiral Ramsay. Some other highlights include:

  • •The patent for the “Higgins” boat – transported military equipment to the beaches
  • •The audio recording of General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivering his “Order of the Day” for the Allied forces.

70 years later, D-Day remains an inspiring and moving story. Please take a moment to share with students so that they everyone may experience these resources and not forget!