Carrie Gates | May 11, 2015
English major Austin Hagwood ’15 doesn’t dream small.
He took a train past the Arctic Circle to meet the only living Finnish rune singer. He interned in Paris at the Shakespeare and Company bookstore and participated in its renowned writers’ group. He taught English courses at Al-Azhar University in Egypt. He ventured to New Zealand to research Maori folklore and literature.
All during his four years in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.
“I had this realization that my time on this earth is limited—and my time in college is even more limited,” he said. “And although you can explore throughout your life, college is this small, beautiful period of time when you are free to delve into any idea that you can imagine or find interesting.