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‘One Book’ Author Visits

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When Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, visited campus as part of the One Book One Community project, it must have felt somewhat familiar to him.

He began by announcing that his in-laws are alumni of Bridgewater. He then joked about once living in Bridgewater, Conn.

“I’d much rather live in Bridgewater, Massachusetts,” he said. “This is a great town.”

‘Documenting’ Conflicts

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James Demo visited campus to discuss his forthcoming documentary, Peacemaker. BSU Professor John Mulrooney of the English Department is the film’s producer. He and Jessica Melendy, ’13, traveled to Iraq for an international peace conference recently to do some filming.

Housing Starts

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“Change is Hard” read the screen behind keynote speaker Rosanne Haggerty at one point during the sixth annual spring forum sponsored by BSU’s Take Force to End Homelessness. Those gathered for the event, who work on the front lines battling this difficult social issue, know that indeed the road is difficult, but progress, when it comes, is sweet.

American Southwest Presentation

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Author Tom Miller will share his tales of the magic and realities of his adopted home, the American Southwest, at a special session of the Geography Frameworks class on Monday, April 8, starting at 3:20 p.m. in Room 120 of the Center for Science & Mathematics. Famous for his work in Latin America, the author will speak about his book Revenge of the Sanguaro. The presentation is open to the campus community and the general public. Admission is free.

Coffee Tasting

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Students in the Geography Second-Year Seminar, the Secret Life of Coffee, will share their research about the coffees of more than a dozen countries - with free samples. The annual event, held in conjunction with the Social Justice League, will be Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom. Admission is free.

Fair Shot

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Current teachers and future educators descended on campus for the Education Career Fair. The event drew more than 165 students, who networked and handed out resumes to the 43 school systems on hand.
 

Travels Through Cuba

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Tom Miller, author of "Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba," will present a talk on Monday, April 8 starting at 3:30 p.m. on traveling through Cuba. The event will be in the Heritage Room of Maxwell Library and is free of charge to the general public and the campus community. He has also authored "The Panama Hat Trail" and "Revenge of the Saguaro," among other works.

Documentary Film Showing

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Unlike any other film, book or article produced about Mumia Abu-Jamal, the documentary "Long Distance Revolutionary" chronicles the 30-year death-row prisoner's evolution as a writer, historian and public intellectual, both before and after his incarceration.  The film's narrative covers his early years as a writer for the Black Panther newspaper to his days as an independent journalist in Philadelphia. The screening of the documentary is cosponsored by the Social Justice League.

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