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NYC’s Oldest Language Institute Closes at Queens College

Amidst the disorienting effects of the coronavirus pandemic, many seemingly smaller personal tragedies have gone unnoticed. These encompass a number of harsh economic blows, such as nearly 110,000 small American businesses shutting down, or even closer to home – the ESL (English as a Second Language) department of Queens College closing its doors. The English […]

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CUNY budget to be slashed at the expense of incoming freshmen

 Dear Editors, We’re writing as the Directors of First Year Writing and the First Year Experience with support from the Chair of the English Department, because we see plans evolving for the fall that trouble us greatly. We think our students will be troubled, too, when these plans become public, so we want to tell […]

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Professor, Advisor, and Supporter: Meet Professor William Orchard

Think about it; most of us will have a professor who pushes us beyond our comfort zone throughout our time in college. Over the course of fifteen weeks we will grow to either be inspired by them or question how they’ve managed to become a professor at all. In Professor Orchard’s case, he strives to […]

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Professor, advisor, and author: Meet Professor Walkden

Face it, meeting with an advisor to declare one’s major can be anxiety-provoking. Some students  question whether they’re on the right track, and many hope they’ll get an advisor who will guide towards the best possible choice. Students who visit the English Department don’t have to worry about being alone in the major-choosing process, as […]

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English Professor lives a fairytale life

Most kids dream of growing up in the world of fairy tales, but Veronica Schanoes, an English professor at Queens College, figured out how to do it for real. Schanoes wrote her own adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales. In her short story, “Ballroom Blitz,” she sets the classic tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” […]

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The Department of English: preparing students for the real world

In a way, every Queens College student is linked to the English Department. Students are required to take a writing-intensive class. Others, including non-English majors, participate in QC Voices, a website featuring student perspectives, or Utopia Parkway Journal, a student-run literary journal. For students majoring in English, the reasons behind their decision may vary. But […]

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