Classics Department Announces Inaugural Utraque Lingua Grant Recipients
Cristian Espinoza '18, Will Edwards '18, and James Faville '18 will fund summer study in Greek and Latin with their awards.
Cristian Espinoza '18, Will Edwards '18, and James Faville '18 are the winners of the inaugural Utraque Lingua Grants, which support further study of Latin and Greek by Haverford students. The grants, which are given out by the faculty of the Classics Department, are funded by the generous support of an anonymous Haverford alumnus.
Espinoza, who plans to major in religion major and minor in Latin, will receive $400 to support attendance at CUNY's intensive Latin/Greek Institute so he can learn ancient Greek. Espinoza, who has also won a Society for Classical Studies' 2016 Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archeology to help fund his work at CUNY this summer, wants to learn Koine Greek (a particular dialect of ancient Greek) to help further his studies on the Classical world and ancient Christianity.
Edwards, who wants to major in classical languages and minor in philosophy, will receive $400 to pay for classes in elementary and intermediate Latin at Penn State. Learning Latin this summer will allow him to major in classical languages.
Faville, who hopes to declare a double major in classical languages and linguistics, will receive $200 to support attending a Rusticatio, a full-immersion weeklong Latin workshop offering conversation exercises and readings from Latin literature. This experience will help Faville, who is the teaching assistant for "Elementary Latin" this year, to contribute to the cultivation of a community of Latin speakers at Haverford.
"In judging the applications, we looked to fund students who would bring their newly developed knowledge back to campus in the fall," said Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan, who met with all the applicants to discuss their plans in early March. "We prioritized students who needed assistance to further their immediate academic program, [such as] Will, who could not major in classical languages if he did not learn Latin this summer."