Post Tagged with: "Dyson"

Kindling the Fire

Last Wednesday, the Office of the Provost sent an email urging students to attend a series of events called “Ignite the Dream,” an initiative that aims to facilitate a conversation about race, equality and systems of oppression — an especially pertinent set of issues since the coverage of Michael Brown’s[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

While Nas Charms the Crowd, Dyson Steals the Show

There’s no question hip-hop legend Nasir Jones was the headliner Thursday evening in Gaston Hall. It makes sense, then, why the audience murmured in surprise when “the greatest …” was first used to describe someone on stage other than Nasty Nas. “It’s an amazing opportunity in my career to be[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Dyson Discusses Highly Anticipated Nas Appearance

Michael Eric Dyson, a professor in the sociology department, will appear Thursday evening in Gaston Hall alongside legendary hip-hop artist Nas. Dyson spoke with The Hoya on Wednesday about where Nas, himself an acclaimed storyteller, fits within the story of hip-hop. Below is an edited transcript of the half-hour conversation.[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 1 comment Campus News

Setting the Stage for Nasty Nas

As New York City radio DJ Peter Rosenberg puts it, Nasir “Nas” Jones would belong on the Mount Rushmore of hip-hop. The legendary rapper from Queens, N.Y., is set to appear Thursday evening alongside Professor Michael Eric Dyson in Gaston Hall, where they will discuss the state of a culture[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 1 comment Campus News