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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

News Roundup for August 1

Gothamist interviews Omar Freilla, founder of Green Worker Cooperatives in the South Bronx.

Last week on Bill Moyers Journal, he interviewed poet Martin Espada, who worked with students at Dreamyard Prep, a small school in the former Taft High School building. The transcript is available here, or you can watch the interview.

The founding president of Lehman College, Leonard Lief, died Monday at the age of 83, the Daily News reports. Under his tenure, Lehman expanded to include 62 bachelor's degree programs and 29 master's programs, in addition to a doctoral program in plant sciences.

And Newsday reports that the Transit Authority will now provide online alerts to tell commuters which elevators and escalators are out of service in the subway system, good news for people who depend on elevators to get in and out of the stations.


  1. The poet's proper name is Martin Espada.
    He is NOT a teacher at Dreamyard. He is a professor of English at UMass Amherst (and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry).
    He went ot Dreamyard as a favor to another poet who teaches there.

  2. Thanks for catching that typo and clarifying the information on Mr. Espada.


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