• jasmine ngai

    lost and found in translation

    on language-learning, age, and starting from scratch

    March 13, 2020
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    NOTE: The University is mandating that all students studying abroad in Western Europe return home by Friday, March 20, 2020.   Hoi! Mijn naam is Jasmine. Ik kom uit de Verenigde Staten. Ik spreek Engels.  On the very first day of Beginning Dutch class this semester, my classmates and I were posed a question: “What […]

    tunes and trailblazers

    a brief history of women in jazz

    October 11, 2019
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    Who first comes to mind when you think of jazz? Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane? Likely. Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday? Perhaps. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Melba Liston, Maria Schneider, Ingrid Jensen? Unlikely. This trend of thought is rooted in a misogynistic past. The world of jazz has […]