Post Tagged with: "Michael Eric Dyson"

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Sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson drew national attention for his appearance to discuss police and race on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning.

Dyson and Giuliani Debate Race Relations

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown, engaged in a heated debate about police brutality and race relations with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the Sunday-morning talk show “Meet the Press.” In the segment, Giuliani criticized the protests sparked by the August shooting of unarmed teenager[Read More…]

by November 24, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Community Reflects on Ferguson

Georgetown Community Reflects on Ferguson

A student-led vigil and a panel discussion between university scholars this week spurred reflection and action on Georgetown’s campus, two and a half weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “It’s been 50 years since Freedom Summer, 50 years since the Civil Rights Act, 50 years[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
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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

Class Ends With Surprise Call From Jay-Z

As roughly 150 students in “Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z” waited at 8 a.m. today for what they expected to be the last lecture of the semester from Professor Michael Eric Dyson, the professor paused after a few minutes to take a phone call. On the line was the subject of[Read More…]

by April 29, 2013 1 comment Campus News
In the Limelight: Professing Jay-Z

In the Limelight: Professing Jay-Z

Positioned across from a CBS news reporter, with cameras, microphones and producers scattered around his office, professor Michael Eric Dyson continues his typical day at work. Dyson’s class, “Sociology of Hip-Hop: Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z,” has become the focus of a media circus on campus in recent weeks, drawing attention[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News