History

From Capitol Hill to the Colorado Mountains, Laurel Teal experiences public service and policy

Hastings College senior Laurel Teal was sitting in her Aurora, Colorado office on the phone with a very scared and alone college student stranded in Eastern Europe. The student had flown to Bulgaria for an internship with the U.S. Department of State, but hadn’t waited for his security clearance to go through. “The State Department couldn’t hire him, he couldn’t receive his stipend and he was essentially trapped in Bulgaria,” said Teal. “I could hear him tearing up over the phone, telling me how he goes to a small liberal arts college and isn’t even 21 yet, and how he shouldn’t have to deal ...Read more

History majors gain an upper hand for senior seminar

The sophomore seminar program offered by Hastings College gives students an opportunity to understand what it means to be a historian. Learning about research methods, techniques and how to ask the right questions, these students are getting comfortable with the process to conduct their own research and become prepared for senior seminar. ...Read more

Campaigning Young

Nick Musgrave, a junior from Parkersburg, West Virginia, double majoring in history and political science spent last fall on the campaign trail with Chuck Hassebrook, 2014 Nebraska Democratic candidate for Governor, as the Regional Field Director. Musgrave developed an interest in politics at an early age from his father who also studied political science at Hastings College. “I grew up having political discussions with friends and family, and it just never went away.” An internship in January 2014 was Musgrave’s first experience working on a campaign. He was trying to gain firsthand ...Read more