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Books, books, everywhere!

By Alicia Hobson Did you know that picture books are simultaneously the oldest and newest ways to tell stories? Imagine this: you walk into a bookstore and head straight to your favorite section. There, you find your absolute favorite titles, … Continue reading

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New Class! The Experience of Poetry

By Alicia Hobson The Literature and Languages Department has been working extra hard to offer their students many new opportunities to tailor their education to individual interests. For the Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Holly Karapetkova, Arlington’s current Poet Laureate has … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary Shades of Blue Student-Faculty Poetry Reading

Spring 2020 fittingly witnessed the 20th anniversary of the Shades of Blue student-faculty poetry reading! On February 19th, we were very proud to showcase work by poets, scholars, and students from the Marymount community, including Holly Karapetkova, Michael Boylan, Caroline … Continue reading

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Dr. Rippy awarded NEH stipend for research on Welles

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has anounced that Dr. Marguerite Rippy, Professor of Languages and Literature, has been awarded a $6,000 summer stipend for her project “Orson Welles, Macbeth, and Africa: Collective Genius and the Diaspora.” As only one … Continue reading

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Twain in DC: John Muller Shares Little Known and Highly Amusing Tales of Twain’s Life as a D.C. Journalist

by Elizabeth Ricketts As quoted by John Muller in his talk “Twain in D.C.,” Senator William Stewart of Nevada described Twain’s arrival in his D.C. office in the following underwhelming manner:  “A very disreputable looking person slouched into the room.” … Continue reading

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