"I am a senior double-major in English and Legal Studies, graduating a year early this May. My goal has always been to attend law school and I believed majoring in English would allow me to improve the necessary reading and writing skills to become a lawyer. I had no idea that studying English would also … "
Symone Green is widely involved across campus. From participating in the Five College PoetryFest to community-based learning in HFA classes, Symone finds herself creatively and socially engaged daily. She discusses her experiences as an English major, an ESL instructor, a poet and songwriter, her involvement on the UMass campus, and her excitement for both the present and future.
Gretchen Gerzina, Dean of the Commonwealth Honors College and Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography, believes it is "dangerous to not see the value in the humanities." She discusses her research and wriitng process, discovering historical African American literature, and teaching eighteenth-century literature.