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Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Volume 12, Issue 3

At the commencement ceremony on May 24, sixty-five English concentrators will receive their diplomas and say an official goodbye to our department. We’d like to offer a special congratulations to our seniors and wish them luck in their future plans. Each of these students has enriched our department in their own special way, whether it be in class discussions, a special thesis project, or involvement in departmental events. We will miss you all!

Wonder what they’ll be up to?

Charlotte Alter Araba AppiagyeiDankah Matthew Aucoin Allison Averill Danielle Aykroyd Shauna Bennett Jacob Benson Sofia Brooks Asa Bush Juan Camero Susana Cervantes Samuel Chalsen Emily Chertoff Mark Chiusano Olivia Clements Scott Cole

the word


27 April 2012

Cecelia Cortes Molly Dektar Eva DeLappe Thomas Dolinger Danielle Drees Carl Engle-Laird Carla Ferreira James Fitzpatrick Erik Fredner Samuel French Naomi Funabashi Theodore Gioia Rachael Goldberg Catherine Goode Samantha Gridley Gabrielle Guarracino Christine Gummerson

Jennah Hiari Katherine Huang Nasir Husain Isabel Kaplan Katherine Kaufman Ashley Kaupert Anouk Kemp Chava Kenny Alicia Lee Jane Lee Abigail Lind Jeanne Mack Mac McAnulty Kelly McCarthy Katherine McNicol Brian Mejia Allen Padua

Dante Pearson Alexander Raymond Daniel Rogers Matthew Sack Shannon Schaubroeck Dhruv Singhal Clio Smurro Valentin Staller Renee Stern Charles Sull Jane Tankard Ian Thompson Pooja Venkatraman Garrison Cross Woodfield Justin Wymer

Katherine Huang will be working at Deutsche Bank in New York, joining their sales and trading program and ultimately hoping to do equity research. Shauna Bennett will be moving to New York City and will be working for NBC Universal as a part of their Page Program. Sam Gridley will be doing clinical research at Seattle Children's Hospital for one year and applying to medical school. Pooja Venkatraman will be in McLean, VA (right outside DC), working as a strategy analyst for Capital One. Naomi Funabashi will spend the summer touring Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Serbia with the Radcliffe Choral Society before interning at CAA in Los Angeles. Starting in October, she will be at Oxford, pursuing the MSt in English and American Studies. Anouk Kemp will be going to New York to pursue a MFA in Theater Directing at Columbia University. Erik Fredner is teaching creative writing at a camp this summer and is looking for jobs in and around Cambridge for the coming year. Araba Appiagyei-Dankah will be working at Bain & Company in Chicago for a few years and eventually hopes to get a joint MBA/MPH and work for an NGO concerned with health policy. Rachael Goldberg will be doing an MFA in Fiction at the University of Florida. Matt Aucoin will be working as an assistant conductor/coach/pianist at the Metropolitan Opera, studying composition at Juilliard, music-directing the new orchestra/opera company at the Peabody Essex Museum, and trying to publish poems and essays. Shannon Schaubroeck received a Trustman Traveling Fellowship to go to Tanzania next year to learn and write about popular local music. Jane Tankard will be teaching elementary school in Baltimore as a 2012 corps member for Teach for America. Olivia Clements will be working in New York City at the District Attorney's Office, Rackets Bureau. Sam French will be working as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company in NYC. Renee Stern will begin her JD studies at Fordham Law School in New York City this coming fall. Justin Wymer recently received the Iowa Arts Fellowship to attend the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Over the next 2 years, he’ll be pursuing an MFA in Poetry, and hopes to continue writing and teaching poetry.

Inside this issue:


New Faces of the English Dept.


The Boylston Prize for Elocution


“At Home in the English Department”

Faculty Spotlight




What’s New with the SAC




is on May 22, from 2-4 PM in the English Lounge. Bring your families by to meet the Chair and enjoy light refreshments.

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