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Thoreau at 200: Professor arranges essay collection

James Finley, assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, presented “Henry David Thoreau and the Commons” on Oct. 19 at Patriots’ Casa in celebration of the author’s 200th birthday.

Finley is also the editor of “Henry David Thoreau in Context” which was released by Cambridge University Press this summer.

Finley talked with The Mesquite about the process behind the book and what it was like to edit the collection.

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Jerry Quijano
Jerry Quijano
Jerry Quijano's enthusiasm for storytelling earned him a spot to attend the 2016 Podcast Movement in Chicago where he received instruction on crafting audio stories. He was selected as an alternate for NPR's Next Generation public radio training. Jerry envisions working in public radio in a large market and would like to become a producer on WBEZ’s This American Life. He serves as assistant editor of The Mesquite and producer for "Magnified," a podcast production.

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