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Faculty and Friends React

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Evan Gershkovich ’14 Convicted by Russian Court in Case Denounced by US as a Sham, Possibly Setting the Stage for Prisoner Swap

In a case that the US government and the Wall Street Journal have denounced as a sham, Evan Gershkovich ‘14, the first American journalist to be arrested on espionage charges in Russia since the Cold War, has been found guilty of spying by a Russian court and sentenced to sixteen years in prison following a secret, three-day trial, the Associated Press reports.

Not at All Spooky

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Dead Writers Podcast Offers Lively Tour, Debuts July 28 on Maine Public Radio

Dead Writers takes listeners inside famous American authors’ homes. Riffing on literature, history, home décor, gardens, and ghosts, Tess Chakkalakal, associate professor of Africana studies and English and director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, and Brock Clarke, A. Leroy Greason Professor of English, bring great American writers and the books they wrote back from the dead. The first episode, “Secret Encounter: Harriet Beecher Stowe,” will air on Maine Public Radio at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2024. Six more episodes will follow, one each week in the same time slot.

Gaining Job Experience

Liam working on his boat
Students Test Out the Working World

This summer, a record number of students have received grants from Career Exploration and Development to intern for a business or nonprofit of their choice.