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Department of English and Philosophy

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We prepare cadets to be outstanding communicators and adaptable critical thinkers who can synthesize concepts;
appreciate diverse cultures, ideas, and forms of expression; and assess clearly the implications of complex ethical questions.

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Studio Arts Forum conduct outreach to Garrison Rehabilitation Home DEP Faculty Member Delivers Address to Commemorate Orange County Veterans EP367 Drama Students Participate in Workshop with USMA Band Professor Sönke Neitzel Historian Interviews English and Philosophy Afghanistan Veterans USMA Superintendent, Faculty, and Cadets meet with Vassar College counterparts World War I Academic Individual Advanced Development trip DEP-SOSH New Faculty Barbecue
Major Lay Phonexayphova poses with cadet artists from the Studio Arts forum at the Walter Hoving Home in Garrison, NY.
MAJ Stoney Portis delivers address commemorating the lives of 29 Orange County Veterans who fell 100 years ago during WW1’s Battle of Hindenberg.
Cadets perform “Seize the Day” from Newsies.
Professor Neitzel of the London School of Economics interviewed one Vassar College military veteran and five Afghanistan veterans serving in the Department of English and Philosophy at West Point on 22 February 2014.
Vassar and West Point students and faculty attended a screening of Sebastian Junger's Korengal on the evening of 22 September.
Vassar President Dr. Catharine Hill and USMA Superintendent LTG Robert Caslen exchange gifts at a USMA-Vassar breakfast in Poughkeepsie, 2 May.
Art Philosophy and Literature (APL) Majors place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris at the Arc de Triomphe during a joint ceremony with the French 2nd Armored Division.
DEP and Sosh arriving faculty at the New Faculty Barbecue



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