Topic: In Conversation

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Watson fellow talks joys of journalism

September 12, 2014 1 comment

Before arriving at the U., Stephen Kinzer worked as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, reporting from more than 50 countries on five continents

Ernest Almonte, adjunct lecturer of public policy, is running for the Rhode Island General Treasurer.


Adjunct lecturer of public policy talks General Treasurer race

April 22, 2014 0 comments

Ernest Almonte, adjunct lecturer of public policy, is currently running for the office of Rhode Island General Treasurer.

After studying international relations as an undergraduate, Trent Page’98  began his career in the food industry as a dishwasher in New Zealand.

Arts & Culture

Trent Page ’98, chef de cuisine at Google, dishes on his experience

April 17, 2014 0 comments

Trent Page ’98 followed a somewhat unconventional recipe for success in the culinary world.

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Lapine ’07: ‘To feed my creativity’

April 15, 2014 1 comment

Phoebe Lapine ’07 is the blogger behind “Feed Me Phoebe,” a site that shares recipes, gives cooking advice and catalogues culinary adventures.

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Robert Coover: ‘Where it takes me, I have to go’

April 1, 2014 0 comments

Coover sat down with The Herald to talk about Melville, Pynchon and Pinocchio.

Afaa Michael Weaver MA’87 started a publishing company while working a day job at a factory. His versatile writing career includes 13 poetry books.

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Weaver MA’87: ‘Poetry has been the vehicle for me to realize myself’

March 21, 2014 0 comments

Afaa Michael Weaver MA’87 became the most recent recipient of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award last week.

Azie Mira Dungey previously worked as a historical interpreter in an interactive exhibit at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate before launching a web series tackling modern understandings of slavery.

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Satirical ‘Ask a Slave’ tackles modern knowledge of slavery

March 14, 2014 0 comments

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Azie Mira Dungey spent several years working as a historical interpreter at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Okey Ndibe, visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies, has produced a substantial body of work since coming to the United States in 1983. His works' political aspects are strongly influenced by his Nigerian upbringing.

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Okey Ndibe: ‘If you can’t tell your story, you’re voiceless’

March 4, 2014 0 comments

Okey Ndibe — author, political journalist, essayist, professor, editor and current visiting assistant professor of Africana studies — is a busy man.