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Vol. LXIII, No. 7
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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HARRIET: This is a video still from Michael Paul Britto’s “I’m A Slave 4 U,” a Britney Spears music video screened along with a related piece, entitled “Dirrrty Harriet Tubman,” at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

Britney Spears Video Joins Harriet Tubman Trailer in Michael Paul Britto’s Arts Council Conversation

Dilshanie Perera

Michael Paul Britto’s video work deals with representation, race, and the way history can be appropriated. In a public conversation last Thursday with Arts Council Curator of Exhibitions E. Carmen Ramos, Mr. Britto spoke about his work currently on display and the inspiration for his art.

University ACC Advocates “Holistic Approach” in Effort to Combat High-Risk Drinking

Dilshanie Perera

Earlier this month, Borough police officers responded to 13 calls of intoxicated or disorderly individuals at Princeton University. Between 2 p.m. on Friday the 6th and 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, 12 students, most of them underage, were transported to the University Medical Center at Princeton, and one was arrested for disorderly conduct and intoxication, Borough Police Lieutenant Nicholas Sutter reported. That particular weekend was rush, or “bicker,” weekend at the campus eating clubs.

Three-Time Nobel Nominee Tony Hall Talks About Mother Teresa, Poverty, Hunger

Ellen Gilbert

Former U.S. Ambassador Tony P. Hall, the longest-serving Congressman from Ohio and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, recently talked about his book, Changing the Face of Hunger. “Maybe it should have been called ‘Do The Thing That’s In Front of You,’” he said in the “Public Life and Faith” talk he gave at the Woodrow Wilson School last week.

Forty Stuart Students Do Their Part to Break Gettysburg Recital Record

Ellen Gilbert

“Loud voices — we’re making history!” exclaimed Stuart Country Day School teacher Meg Caddeau to the 40 students gathered in Stuart’s gymnasium last Thursday morning, as the countdown to 10:30 a.m. began. At that moment, schoolchildren and others across the nation wanting to honor the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, simultaneously read the Gettysburg Address.

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