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NPR’s Mara Liasson (SHS '73) Discusses Presidential Race

NPR National Political Correspondent and Fox News contributor Mara Liasson is back in Southwest Florida this week working with Florida Gulf Coast University journalism students in her role as FGCU’s first named Presidential Fellowship Scholar. 

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‘We Are Rising’: Playwright Eve Ensler (SHS '71) Talks Activism, Art And How To Create The World We Want

At a time when we need bold leaders who are willing to courageously speak the truth, push against the status quo and use their voice and platform to uplift and inspire others, as well as conjure up creative strategies for transformative change, we need to look no further than award-winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who has been doing just that her whole career and in 2020 has put forth a global call to “Raise the Vibration.”

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Author Gish Jen (SHS '73) explains why she created a family of ‘Resisters’

Gish Jen, whose new book, “The Resisters,” is her fifth novel and her first in nine years, is sitting in her home office in Cambridge, Mass., and describing it with writerly precision. “Cambridge, this time of year, does not have a lot of light, but I do have windows on two sides, so every bit of light available in Cambridge is right here in my office,” she says. She’s particularly proud of a library ladder for her two walls of bookshelves. “We all want one, don’t we?”

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SAVE THE DATE - SHS 1971'S 50TH REUNION

Save the date for the SHS Class of 1971 50th reunion!
September 18, 2021

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How to Avoid the Coronavirus? Wash Your Hands. By: Elisabeth Rosenthal

I covered the SARS outbreak as a reporter in China, and I saw that common sense is the best defense against viral illness.

Americans are watching with alarm as a new coronavirus spreads in China and cases pop up in the United States. They are barraged with information about what kinds of masks are best to prevent viral spread. Students are handing out masks in Seattle. Masks have run out in Brazos County, Tex.

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TOVAH IS LEONA! Starring Tovah Feldshuh (SHS '66) Returns

Six-time Tony and Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh will return to the Mizner Park Cultural Center on March 28th and 29th for four performances only with her Broadway-bound musical Tovah is LEONA! The show, in which Feldshuh assumes the persona of real estate mogul and hotelier Leona Helmsley, played to sold-out houses in early January.

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Arte calls up Submarine, Pumpernickel for Douglas Rushkoff (SHS '79) digital docuseries

European cultural broadcaster Arte has ordered a four-part docuseries about the digital economy from Amsterdam and LA-based producer Submarine, France’s Pumpernickel Films and media expert Douglas Rushkoff.

Exponential follows Rushkoff as he takes viewers on a journey from the beginning of the digital age through its transformation by big business to the possibilities for a more human-centred future.

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Political journalist Mara Liasson (SHS '73) to speak at Shasta College

NPR political correspondent and Fox News panelist Mara Liasson will present at the Shasta College Theater at 6 p.m. March 16.

Liasson will draw on her decades-long, award-winning career to provide an engaging evaluation of the canvas of American politics and the 2020 election followed by a Q&A session and a meet and greet. The event is free and open to the public.

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Jon Stahl's feature documentary JACOB is now available on Amazon Prime

Watch SHS '92 grad Jon Stahl's feature documentary, JACOB, about fellow '92 grad, the uber-prolific Jacob M. Appel on Amazon Prime

In this charming, award-winning documentary, you'll meet Jacob and see and hear about the many reasons that make him the most unique person known to everyone who knows him.

You've never heard of Jacob M. Appel before. You'll never forget his name after hearing his story.

Click here to watch.

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Jeffrey Grossman (SHS '73) named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Join us in congratulating Jeffrey Grossman, the Morton and Claire Goulder and Family Professor in Environmental Systems and a MacVicar Faculty fellow, who has been appointed the new head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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