Opinion

NARAIN: A Gandhi for our time

September 1, 2011 • 1
Smiling out at the nation from every newspaper and TV channel over the last few months, a diminutive 70-year-old has united the world’s most populous democracy in an unprecedented revolution against corruption. Beginning in April, Anna Hazare’s movement for legislation against corrupt public officials moved a reluctant government to accept its demands in what has »
University

India experts talk economy

April 6, 2009 • 527
Despite the global economic crisis, Dr. Rakesh Mohan ’71, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, the country’s central bank, described India’s current financial situation as “healthy” in a conference held in the Macmillan Center on Friday. The conference, “India: Seeking Opportunity in Crisis,” brought together policymakers and leaders from the fields of academia »
Culture

Smith brings history alive

February 10, 2009 • 0
For actor, writer and director Roger Smith DRA ’83, mainstream movies that attempt to portray the lives of historical figures often fail to accurately reflect reality. At a Calhoun College master’s tea on Monday, Smith argued that his roles in “independently-geared and sometimes commercially successful” films have required that he expend significant effort to ensure »
Culture

Briefly: Actor James Whitmore ’44 dies at 87

February 9, 2009 • 0
Actor James Whitmore ’44, whose memorable performances as President Harry S. Truman and comedian Will Rogers earned him accolades and awards, died Friday at home in Malibu, Calif. He was 87. Whitmore’s son, Steve Whitmore, said his father had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer before death, The Associated Press reported. Whitmore enrolled as a »