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Coffeehouse Conversation

On Sept. 23, students gathered in Trimble Forum for an afternoon of intellectual discussion at a Coffeehouse Conversation with Professor Laurie Frankel.  At the event, which was co-sponsored by the Gender Studies and English departments, Frankel discussed publishing and her debut novel, The Atlas of Love. According to Frankel, her talk, entitled Writing With Boobs in the U.S.A., was a “gendered take on book publishing and reviews” and explored “the intersection of English and gender studies.”  After speaking, Frankel answered questions from the audience and sold and signed copies of...
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A student guide: four days of fall freedom

Fall Break may seem like an awkward period of four days in the middle of October for new students but for upperclassmen, it is a much needed and expected break. Often, students who live in bordering states take advantage of the long weekend to go home for some R & R. And those who are willing to sacrifice rest in order to travel further take the red eye to visit friends and family in the mid-west or on the east coast. However, not everyone wants to go home or is...
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Walter Lowrie Memorial

Monday, Sept. 20 marked the first event at the University of Puget Sound of the “Walter Lowrie Speakers’ Series.” The opening lecture of the series was held in the Murray Boardroom and was given by author Diana Butler Bass, writer of A People’s History of Christianity. Bass led a discussion based on the themes of her book and the idea of “useable history.” Bass also shared a chapter of her book with the audience. The lecture series is based on a partnership between the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and...
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