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<i>Fresh Voices</i>: Rebecca Zaritsky on Open Access, Euthanasia, and Mental Health

Fresh Voices: Rebecca Zaritsky on Open Access, Euthanasia, and Mental Health

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03/31/2018

In this episode of Fresh Voices, Opinions Editor Sienna Brancato talks with Rebecca Zaritsky about her recent entry to her column, “Open Access.” The article discusses her grandmother’s death, which leads into a conversation about her experiences with the American public health system, her thoughts on assisted suicide, and chronic illness. Rebecca’s column, “Open Access: On…

Carrying On: The Pressure to be Polished

Carrying On: The Pressure to be Polished

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01/04/2018

The pungent smell of nail polish remover, hairspray, and acrylic assaults my nose as soon as I walk through the door. A young girl sits at the barber’s chair having the life straightened out of her hair in pursuit of perfect smoothness. An elderly woman faces the nail technician with her arms extended, moving her…

U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library

U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library

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11/02/2017

Tracy K. Smith, newly-appointed United States Poet Laureate, discussed religion with Paul Elie, senior fellow at Georgetown’s Berkley Center, as part of the Faith and Culture Lecture Series. The conversation took place in Riggs Library on Oct. 26. The role of Poet Laureate involves working with the Library of Congress to encourage national appreciation for…

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