Hi, my name is Adrienne

Hi guys! My name is Adrienne and I’m a senior this year at Cortland. This is my second class with Professor Savonick and I am super excited! On the weekends, I work at AJ’s Family Diner (down Port Watson Street) so come grab some pancakes and say hi! 🙂

Hi, my name is Molly

I am in my junior year at SUNY Cortland and I am an English/Professional Writing major. I am from a small town called Island Park on Long Island and I am really excited to learn something new and engaging, which I’m sure this course will provide

Hi, My name is Katie

I am a senior Majoring in English. I’m from Syracuse, NY, but I live in the town of Cicero. I’m excited for this year especially since it is my last year of college.

Hi, my name is Allison!

I grew up in Marathon, a small town about 20 minutes away, where there are also more cows than people. This semester I will be finishing up my junior year; I am majoring in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in English. I hope to gain an abundance of knowledge and experience throughout my time here at SUNY Cortland. Here’s to ENG 429 helping us all with that! Good luck to everyone this semester!

Hi, my name is Kianna

This is sadly my last year here at SUNY Cortland- such a bummer! My major is Adolescent English Education and I’ve had an amazing experience in the C.U.R.E. education program on campus as well. I am part of the D.R.A.M.A. dance sports team on campus too. I was born and raised in Queens, but I currently live in Quogue, Long Island. I look forward to learning and connecting with all my peers this semester.

Hi, my name is Jackie

I am a senior and an Adolescence English major. I moved to New York from California in Middle School. Now, I am living in Putnam County which is an hour north from New York City. I look forward to learning in this class!

Hi, my name’s Tiffany

Hello everyone, my name is Tiffany Stoddard. I’m an English major with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. I’m from a small town upstate called Fort Ann, there are more cows than people there. Looking forward to the semester and this class!


Welcome to Digital Divides: Race, Class & Gender in the Age of the Internet. I’m Professor Savonick, and I can’t wait for our semester together!

Prior to our first course session, there are a few things that you can do to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

  1. Read through the syllabus. I will make small adjustments throughout the semester, but this should give you a general idea of what will be covered in our course. We will go over the syllabus on the first day of class, so please come prepared with questions.
  2. Obtain the required reading for the course.
  3. Register to use this course site. Before you are able to access readings, blog, and comment on our course site, you will need to register. For this course, you will be writing blogs that are publicly available. For that reason, I encourage you to sign up for an account with a username that will not disclose your identity. Your username and name should include your first name and last initial and I recommend you set “Who is allowed to see this field?” to “All Members” so that only our class can identify you. Remember to save your username and password! Once you register, you should receive a confirmation email. I will then activate your account and you will be all set to read and write. For those of you who have previously taken classes with me, you will need to register again, but you can choose to use the same username and password. 
  4. You might find it useful to bookmark this site.

Looking forward to meeting you on Monday, August 26. Enjoy the rest of break!

Image courtesy of Karolina Szczur

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