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DU Dog Tags gets campus vets writing

DU Dog Tags gets campus vets writing

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor She is beautiful. A simple phrase that can evoke any number of emotions, images and thoughts. Simple and succinct, yet still endlessly imprecise. For the small group of student veterans gathered in Fisher Hall this past Monday, interpreting this abstraction was the task at hand. They were gathered for […]

This Won’t be on the Test: Professor Laura Engel discusses Jane Austen, material culture and 18th century reenacting

This Won’t be on the Test: Professor Laura Engel discusses Jane Austen, material culture and 18th century reenacting

By: Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Laura Engel is an Associate Professor of English who specializes in 18th century British literature, with a focus on theater, gender studies, performance studies and material culture. Q: You’ve recently been published. Could you tell me a little about that? A: Yes, my new book is called Austen, […]

Staff Editorial: Oxford Dictionary chooses word of the year

By Duke Staff Every year, Oxford Dictionaries chooses one word that “demonstrate[s] some kind of prominence” in the English language both for the UK and U.S. according to their site. Past winners in America have been GIF (2012) unfriend (2009) and podcast (2005) while credit crunch (2008) and Sudoku (2005) have been chosen across the […]

Philosophically speaking, college needs humanities

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor   Ask a student on campus enrolled in a philosophy or sociology class and he may voice his disdain for having to take a core class related to liberal arts. “Why should I have to study philosophy that somebody wrote 400 years ago if I’m a business major? […]