Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tampa Review Online

The Tampa Review, a literary magazine published by the UT Press at the University of Tampa, has a new feature titled Tampa Review Online, or TRON. The online journal is run by students in the recently launched MFA program.

“TRON is an online literary magazine dedicated to the blending of contemporary literature and visual arts in traditional and innovative ways. We feature new art and writing from Florida and around the world. The journal is edited and run by the students of the University of Tampa’s MFA program in Creative Writing. We publish bi-monthly throughout the year. Our editorial staff considers online submissions of prose, poetry, and the visual arts.”

You can Facebook friend them here.

RNC 101

The Tampa Tribune is reporting that incoming UT freshmen will be required to take a class on political conventions to take advantage of the civic education possibilities of having the Republican National Convention only a few blocks away.

“RNC 101 will teach convention history stretching back to the first convention. It will explain delegate selection and convey to students how the nominating process for presidential candidates has transformed.

“It will discuss demonstrations, civil disobedience, security issues and the security challenges prior conventions faced.”

Here’s some convention trivia for you. The first “third party” introduced innovations like nominating conventions and the adoption of party platforms. What was the name of this third party? (Follow this link for the answer.)