Op-Ed: James Joyce Scholar shares Joy and Pride of Bloomsday
New College student Liliana Solomon recently spent time in Ireland as a James Joyce Scholar, a program supported by a foundation created by Sarasota residents Tom and Maureen Steiner.
She says her time in Dublin was overwhelming and amazing. She recounts the strange, but impressive experience she had during Bloomsday, a June 16 holiday celebrating Joyce’s novel Ulysses, complete with pilgrimages to places cited in the book, as well as recitals and re-enactments.
Located in Palmer E and accessible by appointment, the Professional Clothing Closet – a new addition to the reuse and recycle traditions at New College – has become a huge success thanks to Mimi Chenyao.
The rising third-year student calls it the Center for Engagement and Opportunity’s version of the Free Store, a spot where students can get business attire they need to go on those all-important job interviews.