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McPhail replaces Belafonte as keynote

Harry Belafonte, who was supposed to appear at this year’s Race and Pedagogy National Conference, will not be able to travel to the University of Puget Sound for the conference as he is currently feeling ill and was advised not to travel. He was originally scheduled to deliver the Susan Resneck Pierce Lecture on public affairs and the arts as well as the keynote address for the conference. Belafonte cancelled earlier this week. Not much information is available regarding the details of his illness. “Our regards to Mr. Belafonte. We...
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Seattle sanity rally sparked by pundits

Jim Baum, a farmer who owns land in King County in Washington, has called for a rally to be held at Westlake Park in Seattle on Oct. 30 at 9:00 a.m. It is called the “Rally to Restore Sanity” and has the same name and date of a similar rally being held in Washington D.C. Baum’s frustrations were sparked by an altercation with King County. In 1988, Baum purchased a retired dairy farm in Maple Valley for a supplemental income. A couple years later, Baum wanted to buy a hay...
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Letter to the editor: “Don’t just vote – get active”

by Nico Sophiea People in the U.S. are preoccupied with voting to an unhealthy degree. This is not to say that everyone votes, or thinks voting is effective or worthwhile; on the contrary, a smaller and smaller proportion of the eligible population votes every election year, and that’s not just because more and more people are in prison. But when you broach the question of politics, of having a say in the way things are, voting is just about the only strategy anyone can think of—voting, and influencing others’ votes....
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Coffeehouse Conversation

On Sept. 23, students gathered in Trimble Forum for an afternoon of intellectual discussion at a Coffeehouse Conversation with Professor Laurie Frankel.  At the event, which was co-sponsored by the Gender Studies and English departments, Frankel discussed publishing and her debut novel, The Atlas of Love. According to Frankel, her talk, entitled Writing With Boobs in the U.S.A., was a “gendered take on book publishing and reviews” and explored “the intersection of English and gender studies.”  After speaking, Frankel answered questions from the audience and sold and signed copies of...
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