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Caitlin Thornbrugh and Kat Gonso Win Grant Funding to Amplify First-Generation, Low-Income Student Voices

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Cailtin Thornbrugh, Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor in English, and Kat Gonso, Teaching Professor in English, have been awarded a Faculty Innovations Grant in Diversity and Academic Excellence from Northeastern’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion for their proposal, “Creating and Curating Knowledge: First-Generation Low-Income Student Voice and the Experiential Liberal Arts.”

This proposal seeks to launch a student-run Northeastern First-Generation, Low-Income literary magazine with the goals of building community through creative and academic writing; making space for the university community to learn from first-gen, low-income student voices; and creating experiential work opportunities for students writing, editing, designing, and marketing the publication. Additionally, this grant funding will help foster ongoing relationships and mentorship opportunities with first-gen, low-income, and/or BIPOC guest speakers, as well as sponsor a public reading to introduce the Northeastern community and the general public to the magazine’s work. Please join us in congratulating Caitlin and Kat on this achievement!

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