Ashley Samsa (06) published by The Guardian

Ashley Samsa’s (06) piece, “Enough with the teacher bashing. It’s not helping students or anyone else,” was published in The Guardian today (July 11, 2013).  As recorded in a previous Around the House posting, The Guardian published last February a blog posting Ashley submitted; this time, however, the editors contacted her to see if she was working on something they might want to print.  Congratulations, Ashley, on impressing the editors of The Guardian as you have impressed us!

Alumni Update: Jac Jemc shortlisted for PEN Award

Jac Jemc’s (05) novel, My Only Wife, has been put on the short list for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.  The PEN American Center awards the prestigious $25,000 prize to the author “whose debut work–a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2012–represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.”  Congratulations, Jac, and best of luck to you in the competition!