Month: January 2012

Inspiration 2.0: Image Galleries

Last week, the Smithsonian featured a lovely article highlighting various writers who have drawn on images in the Smithsonian Creative Commons to inspire their creative writing. The Smithsonian does a terrific job of making a wide variety of photographs available to the…

Apply for a Writing Mentor!

If you’re seeking to improve your writing this semester, you should sign up for a Writing Mentor! Your mentor will work with you one-on-one throughout the semester on anything and everything you’re writing, from term papers to cover letters to…

First Day of Classes Checklist

Hopefully you’ve all had a nice, relaxing break, ’cause tomorrow we hit the ground running with this semester’s first day of classes! Before you head to class tomorrow, make sure you’re well prepared with: A writing implement of some kind.…

Drop/Add and Email Etiquette

If pre-reg was cruel to you last November (or you had an epiphany over break and decided to trade your economics major to pursue astronomy), you’re likely in for a stressful drop/add. We’ve all been there, pressing to the front…

NYTimes Best of 2011: Malcolm X

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention By Manning Marable Marable’s Malcolm X is a tremendous project befitting of Malcolm X (or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)’s tremendous impact on this country. The book is the culmination of over ten years of work of…