For Immediate Release: May 29, 2007
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Dunn Wins Prestigious Fulbright Grant
Lillian Dunn of Columbus, Ohio, a senior at Swarthmore College, has received a 2007 Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Argentina. She is one of six Swarthmore seniors to receive a Fulbright Grant for 2007 thus far.
Juliet Braslow of Indio, Calif., will research sustainable cacao production in Ecuador; Nabil Khan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, plans to explore mental health in Morocco; Tracy Kwon of Bethesda, Md., will study student activism in Korea; Veronica Chao Lim of Princeton Junction, N.J., will go to Beijing to study public health childbirth practices; and Emily Robbins of Ashland, Ore., will go to Syria under the Islamic Civilizations Program.
Dunn will work as a classroom aide and teacher in Argentina. She will receive her site assignment in the next few months. Outside of class, she plans to study how creative writing—and poetry in particular—is used by teachers, writers, and organizers of the community to further child and adult literacy and catalyze social change.
An English literature major with a minor in history, Dunn co-writes a weekly style column for The Phoenix, the weekly student newspaper; is active with the Women's Resource Center; and teaches a weekly poetry workshop for teens at the Freeman Center, a community center and art gallery in Chester, Pa.
"I'm looking forward to this adventure in the fall, but before then I'm going to spend the summer running a summer camp at the Freeman Center and playing music on my porch," said Dunn in anticipation of her Fulbright travel. "I also want to thank my parents, professors, and friends for providing so many creative opportunities, and the activation energy to pursue them, during my time at Swarthmore."
Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards full research grants and teaching assistantships to graduating seniors and young alumni after an extensive application process. Recipients receive a stipend to cover housing and living expenses.
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