Peace Studies professor adopts interactive, communal approach

Rachel Brustein
Co-Features Editor

Ailish Hopper, or simply, Ailish, is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of the Peace Studies department, who is in her thirteenth

Professor Alish Hopper in a Van Meter classroom between classes. (Photo: Rachel Brustein)

Professor Alish Hopper in a Van Meter classroom between classes. (Photo: Rachel Brustein)

year of teaching at Goucher. She has published several poems and essays, and two books over the past decade. In addition to being known for going by her first name, she is also known for her no hand-raising policy in class and for making students think about and question everyday life

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New faces on campus: Goucher welcomes eight new professors

Samantha Cooper
Staff Writer

Goucher hired eight new professors for the Fall semester. Each comes from several different disciplines and hail from various states and even from abroad.
Dr. Evan Dawley is a new assistant professor in the History department. He received his doctorate in East Asian studies from Harvard University and previously worked at the Office of the Historian in the State Department and taught at Reed College, Georgetown and George Washington University. Dawley became interested in the study of Asia when he was in high school during the protests in Tiananmen Square. When asked how he feels about Goucher after his first week, he said, “It feels right.”
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Goucher Eats Abroad: Raclette

Kathryn Walker
Staff Writer

I have now reached the point in the semester where I’m finding English just as or more difficult to comprehend than French.

For example, before starting to write this article, I spent a good ten minutes trying to remember the word “spatula”—all I could think of was that it started with an “s” and that it’s used to flip pancakes.  So, instead, I went on to describing something else entirely, only to hit a wall once more.  Ah, the agonies of language immersion! If anything, I have become an extremely good real-life Charades player and can now enact and interpret almost anything with hand or body gestures.  Which happens to be a huge asset when sitting down to family meals, regardless of the language or country.

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