John Corrales, B.A. 2011

John Corrales, B.A. English, 2011

John Corrales

John Corrales, class of 2011, is a news assistant for the Politics desk at The New York Times.

He has written breaking news stories, features, and blog posts for The Times.  In January of 2016, he was sent to Des Moines, Iowa, and Manchester, N.H. to help cover the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.  In the Fall of 2015, he helped write a story about Donald J. Trump that was printed on the front page.

"As a UD English major, I learned to interpret literature sincerely.  Becoming a confident reader who could prise meaning from texts accurately and quickly has directly influenced my work in journalism. Reporters read life, so to speak.  They interpret and write about events, actions, and issues that haven't yet been recorded.  Reporting, like studying literature, requires analyzing events responsibly and contextualizing them prudently."

News

Parents Support University in Late Daughter's Memory

Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.

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UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's "Confessions" in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God — they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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