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September 14, 2015

Spring 2015 Commencement

New app_smallerOn June 15, 2015, UO English graduated 164 majors, twenty-three MA candidates, and thirteen PhD candidates. Congratulations, graduates! Professor David Vázquez delivered the commencement address (more…)

August 12, 2015

Joel Ekdahl

Profile PicJoel Ekdahl (BA 2015) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2015. This is the text of his commencement speech delivered to his English peers at the 2015 English Department Commencement on the 15th of June 2015.

I would like to start by doing something that we as English majors so often do and that is to challenge an assumption. (more…)