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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo to speak at Eckerd College

Katherine Boo
Katherine Boo
Published Oct. 18, 2013


Prize-winning author to speak at Eckerd college

The Presidential Events Series at Eckerd College continues this week with a speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo. She will talk about her bestselling book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fox Hall. The book looks at the lives of people who live in Annawadi, a slum near the Mumbai airport. It won the 2012 National Book Award for nonfiction. Free.

This week in tb-two*

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Elementary school lunch menus

Various fruits and juice are available daily. Students may choose as many different fruits and vegetables as they'd like with their meal.

Monday: Hot dog, cheese quesadilla with salsa, chef salad, mixed greens, romaine or tossed salad.

Tuesday: Tacos, pizza crunchers, chicken Caesar salad, fiesta beans, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, beef dipper lo mein, fruit and yogurt plate, sunshine carrots, romaine salad.

Thursday: Popcorn shrimp with hush puppy, cheeseburger sliders, chicken dipper salad, oven fries, veggie dippers.

Friday: Professional Development Day: No school.