Professor Janet Randall has received a CSSH Research Development Fund grant for her research with the Massachusetts Bar Association Plain English Jury Instruction Task Force. Professor Randall’s research also involves current Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students. The ultimate goal of the Task Force project is the rewriting of all civil and, eventually, criminal jury instructions in Massachusetts.
On May 3rd, 2013, the English department celebrated a graduating class of over thirty majors (including combined majors with Cinema Studies and Linguistics) with a reception in the Curry Student Center attended by family and friends of the graduates. Students Tesla Cariani, Elise Funke, Robert Gewirtz and Mackenzie Cockerill shared valedictory remarks.
Remarks by Tesla Cariani, BA Cinema Studies/English
English Majors’ Graduation Reception
May 3rd, 2013
I have been having horrible dreams lately. Usually my subconscious likes to place me as the hero in all sorts of action-adventure plots where I do a lot of running around and a lot of problem-solving at the last minute. But for the last couple weeks, there has been a Film Noir atmosphere with a backdrop of Armageddon. And it’s not surprising. This is a lot. Graduation is a lot. Especially thinking about what am I going to do in my own life, much less what I should say to a room full of people.Read more...