From Refugee to Nobel Laureate

“An unending exploration driven by intellectual passion is present in all his books, and equally prominent now, in ‘Afterlives’ (2020), as when he began writing as a 21-year-old refugee.” Yesterday the Nobel Institute announced its 2021 Laureate, Abdulrazak Gurnah, “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the … More From Refugee to Nobel Laureate

Transgender Professor’s Claim Against University Can Go Forward

Court OKs Transgender Professor’s Claim Against  Southeastern Oklahoma State University Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 13, 2015. The U.S. Department of Justice brought a complaint against Southeastern Oklahoma State University and another defendant on March 30, 2015. The suit alleged that the University terminated the employment of Dr. Rachel Tudor, an assistant professor, based on her gender, … More Transgender Professor’s Claim Against University Can Go Forward

Johannesburg Gay Murder Trial Accused Expresses Backhanded Remorse

 By Melanie Nathan, February 12, 2015. Two men involved in the murder of Professor Carl Mischke  turned on each other in court, with each blaming the other for the beating that claimed the University of Johannesburg academic’s life, during an apparent robbery.  At the time of the murder it was speculated that the Professor was … More Johannesburg Gay Murder Trial Accused Expresses Backhanded Remorse