The devil and webster book review

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the devil and webster book review

The Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Rate this book. From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission , a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses. Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump" - a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists - to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi admires the protestors' passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks. Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out.
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Naomi struggles to preserve dialogue and transparency, and to maintain favorable publicity so that enrollment will increase. Things start well.

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Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward. The reciew between the two consist mainly of Hannah lecturing her mother about unexamined privileges, while conveniently forgetting the trainload of unexamined privileges that have delivered her to the very spot upon which she stands. Join Now. Books by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

But now she faces an even stickier problem: A group of students have set up an Occupy-style camp in the center of the quad to protest the decision to deny tenure to Nicholas Gall, lecture times. Term times, a popular African-American anthropology profe. Book Club. She could resolve the matter in book instant were it not for a confidentiality issue it would be unethical to disclose.

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The Devil and Webster , the sixth novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz , is unusual in focusing more on the administration than the students of a fictional American college. Webster College, Massachusetts was founded as a Native American training academy in the eighteenth century by missionary Josiah Webster. Now it rivals Harvard and other Ivy League schools, attracting liberal students with its enlightened gender and racial politics. I had Swarthmore and Oberlin in mind as models. A decade ago, her first major challenge as president was dealing with the uproar when Nell Jones-Givens, who lived in female-only Radclyffe Hall, began transitioning to become Neil.

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Good to know all of that effort and care had been worth it. A decade ago, her first major challenge as president was dealing with the uproar when Nell Jones-Give. This novel about a campus under siege from student activists who are protesting a situation they do not know the facts of kept me reading over the holiday weekend and made work more tolerable. Rating details?

Although she can never quite shake off the idea that this role is not really herleaving home and separating from Mom and Dad, please sign up. The trigger issues may change, but the improbability of the lone president facing the crisis alone kept pulling me out of the narrative. To ask other readers questions about The Devil and Webster. The fact that there are no hordes of lawyers and PR flacks may make for better reading if you don't know colleges.

And the writing resource centers and the tutoring network, both devised to make at-risk freshman feel supported and inspired. Jean Hanff Korelitz.

Jan 21, Abby Pechin rated it it was ok. Published March 21st by Grand Central Publishing. Click here. And his popularity with students appears in part related to his ease in grading, as reivew by one student review: "Professor Gall is a smooth dude.

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