Salutations! Fans of E. B. White will know who I am channeling, and perhaps why. As we prepare for the start of the semester, now that I have been Head of the department for almost six weeks, I would like to take this opportunity to remind students, parents, and perhaps even colleagues about what it the programs in English and Creative Writing offer.
After an economic downturn, the numbers of people who major in the liberal arts decline. It is understandable: people become practical, and that pragmatism makes them focus on the most immediate challenge: will this degree help me get a job when I graduate?