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By Donna Hunter and Sangeeta Mediratta Pandemic times seem to have generated more empathy (among some folks) than our “normal” days, where we live more segmented lives. We used to go elsewhere to actively instruct our students, while we stayed home to parent, cook our meals, shower and maintain our most intimate relationships. But pandemic living has flattened those contours, making it impossible to pretend we are beings... Read More

From the Bridge

“Wait, that was a movie? I thought it was a TV series with just one really long episode.” Caption...

Coordinator's Corner

Norah Fahim
“I always enjoy the slight productive hum of voices @humecenter – this is how writing comes to be...

Teachers, Writers, Scholars

During our distant PWR year, one of the silver linings, for me, has been serving alongside Dr...

Instructional Innovations and Inspirations

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down (virtually, of course) with Dr. Lindsey Felt and talk...

Instructor News

[pictured above: teaching award recipients Harriett Jernigan and Emily Polk] As we round off the...

Beyond the Farm

This quarter, one of my student’s presentations starts with the now very common and exigent...

Activity Showcase

[Above: A meme created by a student in Nissa Cannon's PWR 1 class] It was Week 9 – one week to go...

Another Look

PWR is a community of teachers that takes ongoing professional development seriously. As part of...

Hot Topics

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means...

In The Moment

By Tessa Brown and Nissa Ren Cannon One of the pleasures of the Zoom life these past 14 months has...

Up Close with Student Winners

In this issue, we’re pleased to feature the winners of the Boothe Prize for Excellence in First-...

Student Spotlight

In this issue, we're pleased to spotlight an amazing group of students -- our pandemic cohort of...

Rhetoric from the Field

It is safe to say that few guest speakers in the past several years have contributed to the PWR...

Committee Updates

[Pictured above: Members of the 2020 NACC Committee - from left to right: Tessa Brown, Jenae Cohn,...

Spotlight on WIM

Last fall, The MIT Review invited its readers to play a courtroom algorithm game, asking its...

Writing Specialist Confidential

When I think of a writing workshop, I imagine the space, scale, and context we’re so familiar with...