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News Marlboro College Presents NPR Correspondent Jason Beaubien

MARLBORO, VT – (March 8, 2013) –National Public Radio’s global health and development correspondent Jason Beaubien will speak at Marlboro College on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm. The talk, titled On Wars, Plagues and Disaster will take place in Marlboro’s Ragle Hall, in the Serkin Center for Performing Arts, and is free and open to the public.

In an informal presentation and exchange, Beaubien will discuss his experiences reporting on health issues from around the world, from the Haiti, Cuba and Mexico to Sub-Saharan Africa. He will also speak about reporting from the front lines during the Arab Spring in Egypt and Libya.

An NPR correspondent since 2002, Beaubien was one of the first journalists to cover the exodus of people out of the Darfur region in Sudan. In 2006, Beaubien was awarded a Knight-Wallace fellowship at the University of Michigan to study the relationship between the developed and the developing world.

Beaubien grew up in Maine, started his radio career as an intern at NPR member station KQED, in San Francisco, and worked at WBUR in Boston before joining NPR.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College marketing and communication office at 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.

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With locations in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains and downtown Brattleboro, Marlboro College provides independent thinkers with exceptional opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons, benefit from a small and close-knit learning community, create a strong framework for personal and career fulfillment and make a positive difference in the world. At our undergraduate campus in the town of Marlboro and our Center for Graduate and Professional Studies in Brattleboro, students engage in deep exploration of their interests—and discover new avenues for using their skills to benefit themselves and others—in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, independence, social justice, sustainability and community.

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