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What's in a word?


Many groups produce a Word of the Year and in 2015 Oxford Dictionaries winner was revolutionary because it wasn’t a word. ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ was the first emoji to ever be selected by the editorial staff.


Painting prejudice with too-broad brushstrokes


This past week, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture given by Claudia Rankine to wrap up this year’s Community Reading Project at Grand Valley State University. While I was unable to participate in the program this year, I did manage to read some excerpts from Rankine’s book, "Citizen," many of which she highlighted in her lecture.


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