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EMU stage adaptation of Andy Carvin’s ‘Distant Witness’ immerses audience in tech-driven revolution of Arab Spring

The story of a man with 107,000 Twitter followers – famous for publicizing the “Arab Spring” via social media – has been dramatized by Eastern Mennonite University faculty and students. Andy Carvin, then working at NPR in Washington, DC. played “distant witness” to events documented via Tweets by “citizen journalists” in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Libya and other Middle Easte ...More

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Castillo Sees Movement Toward Easing Immigrants’ Plight

After a June 2012 announcement by President Obama to grant “deferred action” to undocumented youth, Isabel Castillo ‘07 applied for authorization to work and live legally in the United States for the first time in her life. She also began assisting many others with similar applications. Nevertheless, Castillo, a national leader in advocating for immigration-law reform, says “defe ...More

EMU Grad Kara Hartzler Featured on NPR’s The Story

EMU grad Kara Hartzler On October 6, 2010, Dick Gordon – host of NPR’s The Story – interviewed EMU grad Kara Hartzler, attorney and playwright, about her original work ...More