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Living the Dream of Every English Major

    • Holly Lorenz
Story by Dan Haag | http://www.coastweekend.com | Published January 14, 2016 Holly Lorenz: teacher, coach, author, editor, mother --- and one 'Smart Mouth' There are numerous well-worn clichés about adversity, such as “everything happens for a reason” or “when life give you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s easy to imagine…
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Two Duke Seniors Named Rhodes Scholars

    • Jay Ruckelshaus
Duke Today | November 22, 2015 DURHAM, NC - Duke University seniors Laura Roberts of Dallas and John “Jay” Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Roberts is a Global Human Rights Scholar and Lowell Aptman Prize finalist. Ruckelshaus is a…
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In Memory: Professor Emeritus Wallace “Wally” Jackson (1929-2015)

    • Wallace "Wally" Jackson
We celebrate the life of Wallace "Wally" Jackson. He was our mentor, colleague, and a former chairman of the English Department. We continue to be inspired by his lifelong pursuit of learning and his passion for teaching. November 23, 1930 – November 29, 2015 Wallace “Wally” Jackson passed away…
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POET AND EDITOR RETURNS TO ALMA MATER WITH ADVICE

    • Rhett Iseman Trull
“I'll dent the garage door with my head, siphon Crown Royal from your liquor cabinet, jump from a gondola in Venice. I'll smash my ankle with a hammer, drive through stop signs with my eyes closed, cost you thousands in medical bills. Forget about sleeping. I'll dominate the prayers…
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Voice, Performance and Expression

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A HUMANITIES FUTURES CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Department of English, German, and Music at Duke for the newest event in the FHI's HUMANITIES FUTURES cross-departmental seminar series. Each seminar brings together a sub-group of Duke humanities departments, in joint exploration of the futures of…
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Searching for empathy in the humanities: what's in a narrative

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By Chris Lee | Thursday, October 15 When I was in eighth grade, I had an English teacher named Mrs. Johnson. During the last period of the school day, I would sit in the back corner of her classroom and listen while she led recitations of “Julius Caesar” or…
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ALUMNA TAKES HER SKILLS TO SILICON VALLEY

    • Brea Davenport
ENGLISH ALUMNA TAKES HER SKILLS TO SILICON VALLEY When I ask Brea Davenport (English ‘12) her take on English majors, she describes her sophomore year experience of strolling into the Academic Advising Center to declare her major just as the deadline was passing.“We’re late,” she says of her English…
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Salon an evening of poetry

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Sponsors: Vice Provost for the Arts and Undergraduate Publications Board (UPB) Location: Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153 - Map Cost: Free When: 11/20/2015 at 07:00 PM to 11/20/2015 at 09:00 PM Contact: Chris Fiscella or Lauren Bunce Email: dukearchive@gmail.com The Archive hosts Salon: an evening of poetry…
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