Midterm Exam Schedule Change

Midterm exams have been rescheduled for  Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19.

Academy Awards 2015

Image courtesy of Slate

Graham Moore, courtesy: Slate

At the 82nd annual academy awards, Graham Moore gave an impassioned speech while accepting his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Mr. Moore’s speech was about growing up different, and the struggle that encompasses being the “other” in mainstream environments. His crusade is one that we have championed here at Emerson: finding the place where you fit in.

It’s not about changing who you are to make the you fit into the world; it’s about letting the world see you for who you are and all you have to offer as the unique, strange, or weird individual you are.

At Emerson, we want all our students to know that being weird or being different is an asset and not a liability. So, as the Oscar-winning writer puts it, “Stay weird; stay different.”

We want Emerson to be the place where you feel like you belong.

–John Glick, March 2015

Special Trip to the Library of Congress

Special Trip to the Library of Congress

February 2015
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour."
~William Blake

Mr. Shickler’s Romanticism and Modernism Literature class was able to take a special field trip to the Library of Congress on 5 February. In the Rare Books room at the LOC, the students were hosted by Mark G. Dimunation (Chief of the Rare Book Division) and allowed to see three illuminated manuscripts hand-etched and hand-painted by 18th century poet and artist William Blake — one of which is the only known copy in the world!

Mr. Dimunation was very impressed with the depth of the course and personally invited the students back should they like to do further or similar research at the Library of Congress. Go Emerson!

Here are the manuscripts that the students were allowed to enjoy:

  • Songs of Innocence and Experience
  • The Book of Urizen
  • America: A Prophecy