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The Telegraph: On this day in 1953: The execution of Soviet spies…

June 20, 2017 | Alumni

Julius got a job as a civilian engineer with the US Army Signal Corps, and he and Ethel then started a clandestine career in espionage, passing military secrets to the USSR. They struck gold when Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass (another member of the Young Communist League), took up an appointment as a machinist with the Manhattan […]

The Globe and Mail: Animal Alchemy

June 20, 2017 | Alumni

Beneath a derelict Zellers on the outskirts of Halifax, Johnston Foster wraps a piece of yellow outdoor extension cord around a honeybee the size of a football. He bolts it in place with the high-pitched buzz of a screw gun and perches it with the swarm: 102 other giant bees made of ribbed PVC drain […]

The Federalist: Art Continues To Transcend Politics, If You Know How To Look

June 20, 2017 | Alumni

“It’s called dabbing,” the boy explained, his right arm pointed, elbow-out. We were standing in front of Gilbert Stuart’s 1782 painting “The Skater,” stop three on my museum tour. After carefully looking and sharing observations and impressions, the group of sixth graders sketched in their artist journals how they would want their portrait painted, clothing […]

PR UNDERGROUND: Family ReEntry’s Medina Recognized as Top Executive

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Medina is the Director of Domestic Violence Programs & Grant Development at Family ReEntry, the Bridgeport-headquartered nonprofit leader that assists families affected by the criminal justice system. “Nobody deserves this award more than Angela,” Jeff Grant, Executive Director of Family ReEntry, praised. “We could not be more proud. Here at Family ReEntry, we know what […]

FILM JOURNAL: ‘No Dress Code Required’ follows the quest of two men to marry in Mexicali

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Cristina Herrera Borquez’s documentary No Dress Code Required is a love story, although it does not begin with love at first sight. The couple, Victor and Fernando, were in a bar. Victor sent Fernando a beer, but he refused it. Victor’s hair was a mess. Fernando is a hairdresser. Victor was skinny and he had […]

ESSENCE: How Filmmaker Naima Ramos-Chapman Used Kickstarter to Fund Her Poignant Debut Short Film

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Naima Ramos-Chapman didn’t plan on becoming a filmmaker. The Brooklyn College grad was participating in an acting apprenticeship at The Barrow Group when she became increasingly frustrated with the types of roles she auditioning for. “I was really dissatisfied with the material I’d go in for: crackhead, femme fatale, sexy alien lady…really wack sh-t.” Instead […]

PR NEWSWIRE: Panasonic Foundation, Inc. Appoints New Executive Director

June 13, 2017 | Alumni

Most recently, Ms. Ceja has served as the Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics at the U. S. Department of Education. She has also served as a Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Education and as Senior Budget and Appropriations Advisor for the House Committee on Education and […]

Washington Post: Tracing his family’s migration from the rural south to the big cities of the north

May 16, 2017 | Alumni

The newspapers at the time largely overlooked the massive movement of African Americans from the rural South to urban centers in the North. The Great Migration, as it would come to be known, began in the early 1900s and lasted decades as more than 6 million blacks left their homes for the seeming promised land of […]

NY Times: Excavating an African American Family’s Past in a Townhouse in Harlem

May 16, 2017 | Alumni

DOWN THE UP STAIRCASE Three Generations of a Harlem Family By Bruce D. Haynes and Syma Solovitch Illustrated. 200 pp. Columbia University Press. $30. “Take the A Train to go to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem,” runs Duke Ellington’s signature song. That prestigious neighborhood in Harlem, its moniker evoking the sweet life, was home […]

Washington Post: Meet the critic who panned ‘Sgt. Pepper’ then discovered his speaker was busted. He’s still not sorry.

May 16, 2017 | Alumni

That day in the summer of 1967, Richard Goldstein walked into the New York Times offices in midtown Manhattan wearing a dark blue cape. He was 22, a hippie and a freelancer. And he was about to deliver a scathing review of the most important album of the year, perhaps the most important album in […]