More Campus News
- Celebrate Martin Luther King's Legacy on Jan. 20
- Wear Green Ribbons Friday to Honor Sandy Hook Victims
- WELFund Welcomes New Team Members
- ENHP Rehabilitation Science Students to Present Research Projects Friday
UHart Makes List of ‘Most Literary Colleges in America’
The University of Hartford has been named one of The 25 Most Literary Colleges in America by the website Flavorwire.
“While its neighbors in New York and Massachusetts might carry more name recognition, this school was originally founded by a group of the city’s upper class citizens during the Gilded Age, including Olivia Langdon Clemens (Mark Twain’s wife) and Harriet Beecher Stowe,” Flavorwire said of the University of Hartford.
The website goes on to say that the University of Hartford “has a strong English department,” and it notes that the University “has given the Edward Lewis Wallant Award out to authors like Nicole Krauss and Dara Horn.” The Wallant Award, presented each year by the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, is one of the oldest and most prestigious Jewish literary awards in the United States.
The University of Hartford is in good company on Flavorwire’s “Most Literary Colleges” list – other schools on the list include Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Wesleyan, the University of Chicago, and many other prestigious institutions.