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

The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Showcases Rare Books Room

No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.

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