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Spring 2020

Peace Corps volunteers from WSU

About 1,000 WSU alumni have served as Peace Corps volunteers since the 1960s. Here are just a few of their stories.

 

Zoë Campbell

Zoë Campbell

Tanzania, 2012 to 2014

Zoë Campbell studied in Madagascar during college, earning a degree in biology. “I always wanted to be Jane Goodall,” she says.

She graduated in spring 2009, near the official end of the Great Recession, and wasn’t finding work she was completely passionate about. So, “It seemed like a good time to go and have a bit … » More …

Spring 2020

Dean Karr’s Los Angeles—and a few more fun facts from the longtime videographer

Dean Karr (’88 Fine Arts) has lived in L.A. making music videos and shooting photos for many years. We asked him for some Los Angeles favorites.

Music venues: “I like the little venues where I can go see punk rock. The Fonda (Theatre) always has good music. The Regent downtown, they book a lot of punk rock there. The Greek Theatre is always great, especially how they light up the trees. It’s really beautiful. It’s like a smaller Hollywood Bowl.”

Museums: Petersen Automotive Museum and the Museum of … » More …

Spring 2020

Talkback for Spring 2020

 

Making much of good medicine

I write to compliment the superb feature “Good medicine” by Brian Charles Clark.

Thank you for choosing the topic, one that deserves attention, but receives little in my experience.What the staff is doing to truly include Native people and their culture in the work of the new medical school is admirable. And Brian’s writing was quite extraordinary.

Robbie Paul’s stories from her father will stay with me. “We need to learn to listen, and to listen to learn.” If future health-care practitioners from WSU can learn to listen quietly, they will have a much-needed positive impact in our … » More …