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Robert Sullivan brings sensibility for “blight, eyesore, dump, and development” to Russell House

Robert Sullivan is the kind of author you have to see in action to really “get.”  His books–he is the author of acclaimed works of nonfiction including “The Meadowlands” and “The Thoreau You Don’t Know”–speak to his fascination with and … Continue reading

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Finding Yourself in Your Research

Tedious as it may be, most people will agree that doing research for a paper–roaming the stacks, reading abstracts and reviews of books, taking copious notes–is the easy part.  But writing an academic paper is about more than just proving … Continue reading

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Some f*cking sage advice from Johnny Temple ’88

It’s probably not that unusual for Wes students, at some point after graduation, to renounce their indie-rock ways and move on to real jobs and real-world responsibilities.  We can all continue to pretend like it isn’t going to happen, or … Continue reading

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Literary Love Quotes

A day late, but no matter! The Valentines spirit lives on! “Love is a great beautifier” -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” -Gilbert Parker, Parables of a … Continue reading

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How to Write a Grammatically Correct Valentine

Dear [your crush/lover’s name here], I am entirely enamored with of you.  As Dr. Seuss says said, “You know your you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better then than your dreams“.” I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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Save the words

Did you know that the word scaevity means unluckiness? Most people just use words like “ill-fatedness” or “haplessness,” and as a result, “scaevity” has fallen into disuse. If we no longer talk about scaevity, it’s in danger of no longer … Continue reading

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The Hemingway Biopic We’ve All Been Waiting For

A passionate love affair between two brilliant writers?  Sounds like our kind of movie. Add in the facts that one of those writers is Ernest Hemingway, played by Clive Owen, and Nicole Kidman is starring alongside him as “a beautiful, … Continue reading

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How to Write a Cover Letter

The unexpectedly warm weather this week is as good a reminder as any that summer is going to be here before we know it.  Even though it is still early, it’s a good idea to start getting job and internship … Continue reading

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Blogging for credit?

A couple of weekends back, the “Education Life” section of the New York Times featured an article about what they claim is a new phenomenon: teachers are having their students write all of their papers in the style of blog … Continue reading

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Last chance to submit papers to Historical Narratives

The editors of Historical Narratives, Wesleyan’s peer-reviewed undergraduate journal in history, are now collecting papers for the journal’s 2011-2012 issue. This will be the last time you can submit a paper for publication in this year’s issue. Historical Narratives accepts … Continue reading

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