Denison in the Blogosphere (5/20/11)
We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we have green coffee, kid lit, and life on the road, baseball-style.
Since graduating in 2001, Tug Haines has been tending to the family cranberry farm in New Jersey and writing. A lot. Mostly about baseball. The die-hard fan is now taking his love of baseball and of writing on the road – he’s scheduled six months of driving up and down the Eastern Seaboard, taking in as many minor-league games as he can and chronicling about it on his blog Casual Fan. Steal a glimpse into his vagabond summer. It’s a home run.
The Peace Corps
Your morning jolt is greener now that Sarah Page ’08 works to help Costa Rican coffee growers become carbon neutral. A Peace Corps volunteer, she advises 800 coffee growers on sustainable business practices and carbon neutrality. It looks like Page, who originally hails from Indianapolis, has parlayed her environmental and international studies double major into a perfect brew. A stimulating Americaño anyone?
Oh, the Places We’ll Go!
Children’s literature, a body of work that doesn’t always get its due (Harry Potter and company notwithstanding), is gaining a stronger foothold in academia. This year Fred Porcheddu ’84, associate professor of English, and teaching assistant Alison Kranek ’11 developed a course on children’s lit, and Kranek took on the job of creating a class blog. Kranek wasn’t sure what to expect when the students were invited to jump in. “Some posts are educational and others are just for fun, and many are a bit of both.”