Depicts evolutionary progression from apes to a man carrying a spear and ends with two men shaking hands, having reached peaceful resolution to conflict.

“Conflict Resolution in Human Evolution” Asachs, 2010. Public Domain: Wikimedia Commons

Over the course of the Fall 2017 semester, each campus’ students worked to research an example of conflict and attempted resolution in their college towns and regions.  They used local resources on their campuses and local communities, including: university and public libraries and archives, student and town newspapers, local government records and websites, and oral interviews with students, professors, and community members.

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Keene State University

Project: “The Keene Pumpkin Festival Conflict: Overcoming Pumpkin Fest”

Students: Tyler Harrington and Erin Lynch

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Project: “Frack That! The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing in Tioga County, Pennsylvania”

Students: Claire Bachman and Jessica Towey

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Project: “Shays’ Rebellion and the Ratification of the Constitution”

Students: Anthony Corbett and Shane Voci

University of Illinois-Springfield

Project: “Railroaded: Springfield Rail Improvements Project: Community Voices”

Student: Abriana Robinson

University of Mary Washington

Project: “‘If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us’: Desegregation in Fredericksburg”

Students: Kailee Adkins and Alyssa Macaranas