The New York Times asks University College London Professor Ian Roberts explains what he gets out of performing stand-up comedy — a new way that British academics are interacting with the public:
“You can’t really let yourself go in a lecture. I’m always looking for ways of communicating what I do in a way that excites people.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.