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    Queens College professor discusses latest book at women’s studies colloquia

    On Sept. 22, Karen Weingarten, assistant professor of English, spoke about her recently published book titled Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880 – 1940 in colloquia hosted by the Women’s Studies department. Weingarten discussed how early 20th century literary works, films and culture could help us understand the issue of abortion. “I argue in my book that by looking at abortion rhetoric from the early 20th century, we can see how anti-abortion sentiment emerged from anxieties about race, immigration and changing economic conditions,” Weingarten said. “I think that the current abortion debate is still influenced by those same factors, but the current controversy about abortion tends…

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    Queens College alumni filmmakers win at 34th annual Telly Awards

    Queens College alumni Jason Figueira and Anthony Saldana received three Telly Awards this past summer for their short documentary titled “Access: Democracy in a Digital Age.” With 12,000 entries from all 50 states and other countries, Figueira, director and producer, and Saldana, producer, won the Bronze award. The Tellys honor film and video productions, online content as well as local, regional and cable television commercials and programs. “Access: Democracy in a Digital Age” is a short documentary about the history of public access television. It aired in 2011 on numerous local stations in NYC and Chicago. Figueira and Saldana realized their friendship was an integral and essential part of their awards and professional success. Now,…