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Dodge Foundation CEO to Step Down Next Year

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Online Only, posted 6.12.09

David Grant, president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, announced this week that he will step down by June 2010. Grant has helmed the New Jersey-based philanthropic organization—best known as the sponsor of the Dodge Poetry Festival—since 1998.

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Boston University MFA Program Receives $2 Million Gift

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Online Only, posted 6.11.09

The graduate creative writing program at Boston University (BU) recently received two million dollars from Robert Hildreth, chair of the university’s board of overseers.

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North Korea Sentences American Journalists to Twelve Years

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Online Only, posted 6.10.09

Two American journalists who were arrested on March 17, presumably at the border between North Korea and China, have been tried and sentenced to twelve years hard labor, North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, recently announced. The state agency accused the women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, of “illegal border crossing” and described their punishment as “reform through labor.”

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New iPhone Reader to Offer Over a Million Books

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Online Only, posted 6.09.09

ScrollMotion, a developer of applications for Apple's iPhone, announced yesterday that it will release a new digital book reader for the device that will offer users a more comprehensive reading experience.

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McSweeney’s to Champion Print by Adopting Newspaper Format

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Online Only, posted 6.08.09

McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers says his quarterly’s next issue intends to prove the viability of print by adopting a newspaper format. Eggers made the announcement at an Authors Guild gathering in New York City last month, where he was being feted for his charity work with the nonprofit 826 National.

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Oxford Lexicographers Chart the Effects of Twitter

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Online Only, posted 6.05.09

Between January and April, Oxford University Press added 1.5 million public “tweets” to its Oxford English Corpus, a vast electronic database that collects examples of words in context. Among the findings: Language use on Twitter tends to focus on the self and the present, while the social networking service’s insistence on brevity gives rise to some creative solutions.

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