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Ninth Edition of 'City Tech Writer' Now Online

The 9th edition of City Tech Writer, featuring distinguished undergraduate writing from across the disciplines, is now online at

The fourteen disciplines represented this year are Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Vision Care Technology, English, Physics, Computer Engineering Technology, Human Services, Hospitality Management, Computer Systems Technology, Library, Speech, Psychology, Advertising Design, and Legal Studies.

President Hotzler hosted a well-attended reception on May 1 to honor the thirty-eight students whose writing appears in the 2014 volume and their professors. The celebration featured a "sprint" through the 120-page journal with students reading brief excerpts of their essays on subjects ranging from number theory and data mining to the literature of Flannery O'Connor and Junot Díaz. Associate Provost Pam Brown spoke about the importance of writing in all fields for advancement in the professions.

Since the journal's first volume in 2006, English Department Professor Jane Mushabac has served as editor-in-chief, and Professor Lloyd Carr of the College's Graphic Arts Program as art director. The cover design for the 9th edition was by Advertising Design & Graphic Arts students Kwame Asenso, Marc Padmore, Johnny Santana, and Christian Santiago.

"City Tech writers take us to the mountains of Algeria, a Texas Interstate in a storm, a quasar 12 billion light years away, a Brownsville Community Board meeting, an airport in tropical Guinea Conakry, and a kitchen table where women from Barbados tell their stories," writes Professor Mushabac in her Preface.

She adds: "In Volume 9 we think about cross platform apps–and ballpoint pens. We read about film noir–and Aristotle. We read about bioinformatics and cancer, and cyber diplomacy and soft power. We consider online recruiters, and how to get a job. We think about fathers and sons and mothers and daughters."


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