Nick Hughes Opinion Editor The autism spectrum features many levels. One such level used to be categorized as Asperger’s. Asperger’s originally defined as by the DSM-IV a, “Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by . . .
Throughout the year, the Humanities Film series has been showing films and inviting guest speakers to express the theme of “Reframing.” Their hope is to “investigate concepts, labels and categories, that frame our experience.” Their goal is also to “challenge established conventions, accepted wisdom, and preconceived notions” of today’s society. The series has so far spoke of things like “Reframing Justice,” Reframing Good and Evil,” and “Reframing” different aspects of autism. Last week’s film was another installment of “Reframing Autism” and was shown on March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in McComsey’s Myers Auditorium. This film was presented by Thomas Newville of the Special Education department. The movie titled “Mozart and the Whale,” released in 2005 and directed by Peter Naess, is a story about an individual named Donald Morton played by actor Josh Hartnett. . . .