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Mark DiCristofaro (CGS’06, COM’08) to produce MTV pilot

July 19th, 2016 in Alumni, News and Events, Spotlight.

Deadline has announced that MTV is developing a drama pilot based on The Escort, a 2015 feature film produced by Mark DiCristofaro (CGS'06, COM'08), Blake Goza, and the film's star, Michael Doneger. All three will be executive producers on the TV project. The film focuses on the relationship of a writer (Michael Doneger)... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of a High School Football Coach

July 18th, 2016 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. Mitchell McLeod (CGS'17, COM'19) talks about his summer job as a coach for... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of an Atlantis Fellow

July 11th, 2016 in Alumni, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students.

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. In this installment, Jake Goldstein (CGS'16, SAR'18) talks about life as... More

Meet the Students of CGS: A Day in the Life of a Public Affairs Intern

July 6th, 2016 in Alumni, News and Events, Spotlight, Students.

Each summer, College of General Studies students continue their learning by pursuing opportunities that stretch their skills and help them apply their education to real-world experiences. This series gives a glimpse into the summer jobs, fellowships, and internships of CGS students. Lauren Oubre (CGS'16, COM'18) talks about a typical day as a... More

Week Six: January Boston-London Program

June 30th, 2016 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

The January Boston-London program semester has finally come to an end. During their last week in London, students focused on studying for finals, completing their last assignments, and saying goodbye to the places they've explored for the last six weeks. For their last readings and class discussions, students studied globalization and discussed ISIS. More

Weeks Four and Five: January Boston-London Program

June 24th, 2016 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

In weeks four and five of the CGS January Boston-London program, students explored the mysteries of ancient places. A trip to Stonehenge brought students close to a prehistoric monument, the site of an ancient burial mound that dates back as far as 3000 B.C. They also traveled to another ancient attraction--the Roman Baths... More

Week 3: January Boston-London Program

June 3rd, 2016 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

Between classes, the streets and parks of London are there for the exploring during the January Boston-London program's semester abroad. In Week Three, students stayed busy with their studies: studying the rise of fascism in Europe, doing rhetorical analysis,  taking in the poems of Baudelaire and Hopkins, reading George Eliot and... More

Week 2: January Boston-London Program

June 1st, 2016 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

On Week Two of their semester in London, January Boston-London program students enjoyed some sunny days exploring London, studying for their classes, and taking in the history and literature of Great Britain. The weekend's relaxation included a trip to Scotland to see Edinburgh and to take in the wild mountains and... More

Week 1: January Boston-London Program

May 20th, 2016 in January Boston-London Program, News and Events, Of Special Interest, Spotlight, Students, Study Abroad.

Students from the College of General Studies January Boston-London program arrived in the United Kingdom on May 14, quickly diving into their packed semester of classes, sightseeing, and field trips to educational sites. On their first day in London, students settled into their housing and met with classmates from different teams to begin... More

Pederson Releases Book on Child Murder and Atonement in American Literature

May 18th, 2016 in Faculty, News and Events, Publications, Research, Spotlight.

In Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a mother who has just escaped slavery kills her toddler daughter to prevent her from being recaptured. In Joyce Carol Oates’ My Sister, My Love, a six-year-old is brutally murdered. In Cormac McCarthy’s Outer Dark, an infant is left in the woods to die. In John... More