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qla @ Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

On Saturday, July 19, participants from the queer library alliance (qla) had an opportunity to visit the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, which contains over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections featuring records of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and related organizations from Chicago and around the Midwest. 120 more words


USGS study finds waterways have high levels of neonicotinoid in Iowa, Midwest

A new study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) finds that waterways in Iowa and other parts of the Midwest are experiencing particularly high levels of an insecticide known as  148 more words


- the age of vista -

I was asked,

“how long do you see yourself


As with most questions,

my response was not

healthy in the specific moment.


Until my student loans are paid off? 33 more words


Another Interesting Spot To End The Workday

The last job of the day was fixing roof leaks for Jesus. This is me on top of the bell tower of a Methodist church in one of the small towns I grew up near, Sheldon. 47 more words

The Irreverent and Progressive Midwesterner George Norris

PhD student Paul Putz, a Nebraskan, offers a nice post about a mostly-forgotten U.S. Senator from Nebraska: George Norris. Norris gained fame during his lifetime as an insurgent Republican during the Progressive Era (1900-1920). 379 more words


Middle West Review

Come September, The Middle West Review will appear, courtesy of the University of Nebraska Press. See the announcement here: Middle West Review | An interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest