Mary Laurita holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from Columbia University. She spent several years studying and working in Russia and the Soviet Union and teaching Russian literature to undergraduates. She currently works at Stanford University in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising as the Director of Academic and Educational Support Programs.
Posts by Mary Laurita
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.