Hidden gems

Hats off to our Women’s Golf Team. Duke prevailed in yesterday’s NCAA Championships, but our ladies are always winners.

As you might imagine, campus is remarkably quiet without the students here. And parking? A breeze 🙂

While we do keep the Daily Deac running during the summer months, it’s typically a slower news cycle. So I thought I’d occasionally feature some of the hidden gems of our campus. Up today: the English Seminar Room (at least that’s what we called it in my day).

The English Seminar Room is room A201 in Tribble Hall. It’s a formal feeling room, with lovely wood paneling and plush chairs, a grandfather clock and a faux fireplace. There is one long wooden table around which all the students and the faculty members sit. Something about the decor and the intimacy of the room makes conversation in there feel elevated. It’s the perfect place to read Eliot, or Bronte, or Joyce, or any of the world’s best authors.

If your students find an English class that interests them, and they see in WIN that it will be taught in A201 Tribble, they should jump at the chance. I am admittedly a shameless fan of our English department (having gotten two degrees here) because we have amazing English faculty. But even had I not been an English major, I would still encourage your students to try and take at least one class in A201. This is a special room.

The English department seminar room in Tribble Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University The English department seminar room in Tribble Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University.

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

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