Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kudos: Prof. Margaret Soltan, Prof. Supriya Goswami

From the blog Online Learning Insights

Prof. Margaret Soltan, known to students as a teacher of Don DeLillo, postmodernism, and aesthetics, is the first GW professor to participate in a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course). Now her work with has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read about Prof. Soltan's poetry course--which recently had an enrollment of 500 students from around the globe--here.

Kudos to Prof. Supriya Goswami! Her first book, Colonial India in Children's Literature, was published this week by Routledge. The first book-length study to explore the intersections of children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India, Prof. Goswami's book examines works by Mary Sherwood (1775-1851), Barbara Hofland (1770-1844), Sara Jeanette Duncan (1861-1922), Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Upendrakishore Ray (1863-1915), and Sukumar Ray (1887-1923),

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lenore Romney, GW English major, circa 1929

A June 4 Time magazine cover story about the influence of Lenore Romney on her son Mitt's political career notes that she was a English major at George Washington University, earning her degree in 3 years. Lenore Romney graduated in 1929.

Like mother, like son: In 1971, Mitt graduated from Brigham Young University with highest honors in English.