College Writing and Campus Values: The Nixon Library Debate at UC Irvine
Keywords:campus, campus newspaper, cocurricular literacies, built environment, presidential library
AbstractThis article examines a debate from the early 1980s about siting the Nixon Presidential Library at UC Irvine. I analyze the debate as it unfolds across the pages of the campus newspaper, exploring the interplay between literacy and geography to document how the newspaper provides a venue for inhabitants of the campus and the surrounding area to wrangle over the academic, civic, and regional responsibilities of UCI. The ideological fault lines that emerge are evidence that campus values are, much like the campus itself, an evolving construction to which college writing has much to contribute. I conclude by calling upon teacher-scholars to sustain and diversify the array of literacy practices associated with college campuses by using newspapers and other campus publications for research, pedagogy, and other curricular and cocurricular ends.
How to Cite
Lloyd, J. (2018). College Writing and Campus Values: The Nixon Library Debate at UC Irvine. Literacy in Composition Studies, 6(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.21623/22.214.171.124
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