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Kristina Bross and Richard Stockton Rand

Please join me in congratulating Kristina Bross, associate professor of English and American Studies, and Richard Stockton Rand, professor of theatre, on representing the College in Purdue’s “Back to Class” sessions for alumni this fall. The sessions were held during the President’s Council Annual Weekend and allowed Purdue alumni and friends to get a glimpse into the transformational learning, game-changing research, and worldwide impact that occurs each day on Purdue’s campus.


Kris’s session, titled “PAST PURDUE: Searching for the class of 1904,” detailed a student-led Honors College research project to explore Purdue’s history through archives, vintage copies of The Exponent, 100-year-old scrapbooks, letters, telegrams, and photos in order to publish a book that studies Purdue at the turn of the 20th century. Rich’s class, “EMPATHY—The (im)possibility of understanding others,” examined the nature of empathy, obstacles that stand in its way, and what is required in order for one human being to empathize with another.


Congratulations, Dr. Bross and Professor Rand!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts