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Jul 14 - In dialogue with Brad Evans, Prof. Gayatri Spivak was featured in a piece called "When Law Is Not Justice" in the New York Times.

June 7 - Frances Negrón-Muntaner's latest study, The Latino Disconnect, investigates why Latinos are disproportionately underrepresented in mainstream entertainment and news coverage.

June 6 - Prof. James Shapiro acted as MC at this year's Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala. The event featured Meryl Streep's impersonation of Donald Trump along with other celebrity appearances.