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English Department News
The first year of college is trying for many students. This semester’s Carnegie Mellon Community Think Tank is helping first year independent students, those who are first generation, working and/or self-supporting, overcome common challenges, from fitting in to managing a part-time job.
Ralph Guggenheim was a lead producer on the film, "Toy Story," and a two-time Carnegie Mellon University alumnus. As a sophomore, he created a student-defined major called Communication: Film and Television, housed in the Department of English.
After working as a successful freelance writer and publications manager at the California Shakespeare Theater, Keith Spencer started pursuing a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz – a notable Ph.D. program.
Daniels wrote and co-produced “The End of Blessings,” based on his poem of the same name. The film made its world premiere at the 2015 Three Rivers Film Festival, where it earned second place in the festival’s short film competition.
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