Meaningful Contributions

Ashley Dartnell ’80 Publishes Farangi Girl, a Memoir of a Foreign Family in Prerevolutionary Iran

Posted October 11, 2011
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Farangi Girl, a memoir by Ashley Dartnell ’80, was published in the United Kingdom this summer by Hodder & Stoughton’s Two Roads Books. Poet Maura Dooley calls Dartnell’s account of her childhood as a foreigner in prerevolutionary Iran a “vivid, compelling story woven from both politics and desire.” Similarly favorable reviews have appeared in a number […]

Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted March 23, 2010
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Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 225-year-old society whose purpose is “to elect to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and to conduct a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the […]

Madelon Sprengnether ’60 becomes Regents Professor at UMN

Posted March 13, 2009
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Poet and critic Madelon Sprengnether ’60 has been elected to a Regents Professorship at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught English and creative writing for more than 30 years. The Regents Professorship is, according to the university, “the highest recognition for faculty who have made unique contributions to the quality of the University […]