Summer of Immersion in Morocco
Excited to learn and live in a region where her chosen language was spoken, Croft junior Isabel Spafford spent her summer in Morocco for an immersive 10 weeks of language and culture studies. Partially funded by the UM Arabic Language Flagship program, Isabel took this opportunity to discover beyond the classroom and get a feel for the intensive Arabic capstone year at the end of her studies.
This year, ten incoming Croft freshmen received Croft scholarships, providing $8,000 per year for four years-a total of $32,000. The ten students were chosen from a pool of 28 admitted students who interviewed to be chosen as Croft Scholars.
Croft Professor Joshua Howard to be Resident Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, 2019-2020
Croft Associate Professor of History Dr. Joshua Howard has been selected to be a Residential Fellow at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey. While there, Dr. Howard, will work on a project entitled "New China Daily: Social Change and the Class Project in Wartime Nationalist China." This will be the first study of the Chinese Communist press and its relationship to social change and labor during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and postwar labor movement. Broadening our perspective beyond a history of military conflict and political and institutional change, he argues that the Anti-Japanese War induced social change and working-class formation in Nationalist China’s cities, which was both reflected and facilitated by the New China Daily (Xinhua ribao).