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Research by Andrea Roberts ’96 Is Revealing Long-Hidden African American “Freedom Colonies”

Andrea Roberts ’96, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, is focusing her research and much of her teaching on the thousands of historically black settlements, often called “freedom colonies,” that sprung up in Texas and almost every other state in the nation following the Civil War. (Photo by John Peters, Texas A & M University)

In the Media

  • Benson Whitney ’82 (pictured) was named Dean of the St. Catherine University School of Business, as noted by the university.

    Amy Entelis ’71, Executive Vice President for Talent and Content Development at CNN Worldwide, was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s list, 2019 Women in Entertainment Power 100. She was also quoted in Associated Press and Variety stories about a Linda Ronstadt documentary. RealScreen  highlighted Entelis’s role as an executive producer for an upcoming CNN Original Series docuseries on the Windsor royal family, and Variety quoted her on a film about civil rights activist and congressional leader John Lewis.

    Midnight Son, a true crime podcast created by Isaac Kestenbaum ’03 and Josephine Holtzman ’06, was included in Vulture and AV Club stories about noteworthy new true crime podcasts.

    Tony-nominated actor Ethan Slater ’14 joined the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins as Lee Harvey Oswald, as noted by BroadwayWorld.com and Playbill.

    Anthropologist Bill Maurer ’89, the author of “The Anthropology of Money,” was interviewed on NPR’s Hidden Brain about the origins of currency and how money shapes relationships.

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis ’60 was remembered by the Seattle Times.