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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Read this: Teaching Jay-Z; Mac MacGarry; Indian ambassador

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“Hearing great things about the class! Thank you and keep representing the poetry!”

Jay-Z in a text message to Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, whose SOCI 124 (“Sociology of Hip-Hop: Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z”) places Hova in a historic context with W.E.B. DuBois and Max Weber, reports Chris Richards.

In other news:
Mac MacGarry, “a comforting blend of Alex Trebek and Mr. Rogers,” is retiring after 50 years as host of “It’s Academic.” . . . Nirupama Rao, the new Indian ambassador, is also an accomplished poet, an avid tweeter and the third woman to hold the job.

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