In the News

Rules and Means of Communication Between Professors and Students Are Changing

“For Arlan Hess, a lecturer in the English department at Washington & Jefferson College, Facebook also has been a way to support students or comfort them in their disappointments. But she also takes steps to protect her own privacy.”

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W&J Explores U2

“‘All the people who are studying U2 academically started out as fans,’ said Arlan Hess, an English lecturer who taught the course. A 45-year-old Mt. Lebanon native, she still remembers the date of the first U2 concert she attended: April 9, 1985, at Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, shortly after the release of the Unforgettable Fire album.”

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Chatham girl helps return World Series ring to rightful owner

“’It has really restored my faith that people want to do the right thing,’ said Arlan Hess, an English professor at Washington & Jefferson College near Pittsburgh. Hess is the daughter of Merrill Hess, a Morristown man who went to watch the Chatham High School hockey team play Randolph at the Twin Oaks Ice Rink in Morristown in February.  There he lost his 1960 World Series ring.”

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Press On

“Calling the Pittsburgh literary landscape “the most underrated art scene in town,” Paper Street Press poetry editor, Arlan Hess, described this year’s book fair of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Austin, Texas: ‘There were 450 tables of small presses from all over; we were in about the eighth row. By the time people got to us, they were all exclaiming, “we had no idea Pittsburgh had so much going on!” There was at least one press from Pittsburgh in every row.’”

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