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Jewish Heritage Lecture Series

What's a Coastie? What's a Sconnie? And Why Does it Matter?

Event Details

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
7 p.m.
Dining Room, Lowell Center
During the 2009-10 academic year, UW-Madison students' use of the terms "Coastie" and "Sconnie" drew national attention when The New York Times and other outlets cited "The Coastie Song," a hip-hop song by two UW students popularized on the Internet, for its potentially anti-Semitic lyrics and its implications for a perceived Coastie/Sconnie rift on campus. This forum will explore the history, contexts and contemporary meanings of the so-called Coastie/Sconnie phenomenon.