In his bestselling volume “Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics,” Stephen Greenblatt, in a none-too-subtle jab at President Donald Trump, examines the characters of Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Coriolanus to illuminate how Shakespeare’s work probes the danger of narcissistic demagogues —…
Paul Westhead’s strategy was so unusual that it merited its own name, The System. Here’s a breakdown of one of its foundational plays.
The Unforgettable Run
In 1989-90, this LMU team, which holds the NCAA record for average points per game in a season (122.4,) blew foes off the court like a fast-moving storm.
Wendy Butts MBA ’00, CEO of the LA Conservation Corps, talks about the role of nature in nurturing work ethic, confidence and community.
The Saintly Order
Sometimes, as Luke’s gospel suggests, the greatest among us is found among the least. James Martin, S.J., ranks his favorite saints and proves the point.
For Gilberto Ramos
Gilberto Ramos, 15, died in a Texas desert on his journey to America. Joseph Ross ’80 penned this poem as tribute.
Former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes shared with students his White House stories and his unusual career path.
Walking Toward Asylum
When Phoenix was overwhelmed with the needs of asylum seekers, a Jesuit high school put its Ignatian principles into practice.
The Counter Vote
If the Electoral College vote produces a result that doesn’t reflect the popular vote for president, is it time to shutter the institution?
A Conversation With Elie Miller
Elie Miller discusses her work helping people with the collateral consequences of felony convictions.
A Conversation With Jessica Levinson
Jessica Levinson ’01, LLS ’05, an expert on the Constitution, analyzes the politics of impeachment.
First turned away at Ellis Island, an immigrant family found a way into the U.S. from Canada and helped build America for the next 100 years.
The Angry Age
Political rage has spread globally like a virus, and the divide between “us” and “them” is harder to bridge and growing wider everyday.
Dispatches Winter 2020
It’s the stuff of life — our alumni keep us all up to date with news, developments, work, achievements, accomplishments and more.
In Memoriam Winter 2020
A list — a memorial wall, in a way — of those in the LMU alumni community who have passed away.
Dear LMU—Letters From Our Readers, Winter 2020
Alumni share their memories about living in — and, for some, sneaking into — Huesman and Sullivan residence halls, which are soon to be replaced.