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Hopes for help, discussion, and connection dominated in a survey of incoming frosh and returning sophomores. Two short questionnaires (conducted in early August) asked students to share their hopes and concerns, and to provide input on what they want PWR instructors to know (and to provide a list of what to hang onto as we move from remote to in-person learning). Recurring themes include a hunger for social connection (... Read More

From the Bridge

I first saw the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am at The Guild in downtown Menlo. It was...

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

Pictured above; LSP Research Poster Session 2021 (Photo Credit: Jenne Stonaker) If you are a PWR...

Instructor News

Pictured above: Our new PWR colleagues. Not pictured: ITALIC instructor Sam Sax. At the start of...

Beyond the Farm

Lecturer Julia Schulte camping
How did PWR Lecturers spend their summer in 2021? From adventures in the great outdoors, to...

Activity Showcase

With the first day of class approaching, there's one type of activity that many of us may be...

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

As we move from a tumultuous year of remote learning back toward a fall of on-campus teaching...

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...