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Rapper Nas, left, discusses the legitimacy of hip-hop in academia with professor James Braxton Peterson on Thursday in Gaston Hall.

Nas Talks Rap, Politics in Gaston

Hip-hop artists seldom shy from bravado, but moderator James Braxton Peterson, a professor of Africana studies at Lehigh University, began Thursday night’s event — featuring sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson and Nas — with deference. “It’s an amazing opportunity in my career to be here in Gaston Hall at this[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Nas’ Appeal to Academia

Yesterday’s conversation between sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson and rapper Nas captured the attention of the student body with a truly dynamic exchange in Gaston Hall. While the thrill of hosting a popular music artist added a new dimension to the traditionally political and academic guests who speak in Gaston,[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top