2020 Issue of A-Plus, the Honors College Magazine, Available Now

Russell Cothren

A+, the Honors College magazine, is available on the Honors College web site. This issue confronts a challenging year head on, with a feature article on the COVID-19 pandemic that provides context, from reports on historic plagues by professor Tricia Starks, a historian of medicine and public health, to perspectives from those fighting the virus on the front lines, including physicians in charge of public health and infectious diseases at Washington Regional Medical Center and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. 

A+ 2020 also confronts the social unrest that has rocked the U.S. this year with an article on BAD Times, an Honors College Forum led by Provost Charles Robinson that surveys racial protests on campus, past and present. Honors student Daniel Webster provides the "Last Word" by reflecting on his summer internship with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which offered a front-row seat to history and sparked a renewed commitment to reform the criminal justice system. 

As always, the magazine features honors students' research and projects — including a very 21st-century proposal for rebuilding Paris' beloved Notre Dame cathedral. Ready for a bit of fun? Take a road trip along Route 66 in Nicholas Broadbent's 1969 "hugger orange" Camaro and learn how his work here on campus and in Germany prepared him to help develop autonomous race cars at Stanford. Dog lovers, you'll get a definitive answer on whether Fido's guilty face is for real — test your wits by taking philosophy professor Ed Minar's Pop Quiz, "Animal Minds." 

"We are living through history, and this issue of A+ captures a remarkable time here on campus," said Lynda Coon, dean of the Honors College. "We hope you enjoy the ride!"


Kendall Curlee, director of communications
Honors College
479-575-2024, kcurlee@uark.edu


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