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Phillips: Stop romanticizing trauma and mental illness

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018

Yesterday, I found myself on the Greyhound bus at 9 a.m., openly crying reading Junot Díaz’s new article in The New Yorker entitled, “The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma.” I have loved his writing for a long time, but unlike h...

Author Junot Diaz to speak at Northwestern

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 19, 2016

Author Junot Diaz will speak at Northwestern later this month as part of the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, the organization announced Tuesday. Diaz, a writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, won the 200...

Chicago Humanities Festival comes to Northwestern

Ally Mutnick, Development and Recruitment Editor

September 26, 2013

Several well-known writers, including Junot Diaz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," are headed to Northwestern on Oct. 13 for the Chicago Humanities Festival. Known as "Morry and ...