“Mostly what I’ve been doing so far in the past couple of months is to figure out what we need to do that we haven’t really been able to do. We’re interested in improving people’s sense of their obligations as mandated reporters on campus,” Malone explained.
Gardner fielded a range of questions from her audience, including inquiries regarding the future of the publishing industry and book reviews as well as the number of books being bought in various regions of the country.
“It’s the most rewarding when a student takes one of my classes and develops their own research paper from something we read in class and intrigues them, so they base their paper on that,” said Mansker.
“Honestly, we threw around a bunch of ideas during the course of a few meetings and the censorship idea stuck for some reason,” said Givhan.
The QEP signifies learning to speak and speaking to learn. In other words, it is “designed to improve students’ oral communication skills through the practice of public speaking in disciplines across the curriculum,” according to Sewanee’s website.
Currently, Thompson is a professor of English at George Washington University, specializing in Renaissance drama and issues of race in/as performance.
“It was nice to see some of my classmates come together and participate in this activity over the weekend,” said Abbie Vaughn (C’20). “I love to bake, and this was my first time baking a lemon meringue pie, so I will remember this forever.”