Two places shaped Robert Penn Warren, the man who became a Rhodes Scholar, the first poet laureate of the United States and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner: Vanderbilt University and Guthrie, Ky.
Vanderbilt honors him with its Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and Fugitive and Agrarian Collection; Guthrie has the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace House…although it nearly lost that.Read more »
Can you say, “Please pass the salt” in another language? Residents of McTyeire International House can. Table conversation might be in any of the seven languages spoken at McTyeire, a residence hall where cultivating language fluency is a community commitment and expanding that fluency a 24-hour opportunity.
When I was young, I used to read the dictionary. My grandmother, who helped raise me, was a high school librarian and kept multiple dictionaries in the house at any given time. Whenever I didn’t know the meaning of a word, she would send me to one of those books and eventually I began to dive into them on my own accord.