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Joelle Renstrom
Writer and Instructor, Boston University

Joelle Renstrom is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, The Guardian, and the Daily Beast. Her essay collection, Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature, was published in 2015. She teaches writing and research at Boston University, and blogs about the relationship between science and science fiction at Could This Happen? 

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And their eyes glazed over

My college students are never entirely present in class, addicted to texts and tech. Is there any hope left for learning?

Joelle Renstrom

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