Hospitals are in constant need of interpreters to connect
patients to doctors. The U.S. Department of Justice revealed in
2004 that the FBI had accumulated 120,000 hours of untranslated
recordings potentially related to terrorism.
Marjorie Clark is a white teacher in a Washington, D.C. high
school where more than 95 percent of the students are black.
She grew up in Albany, Ore., in a rural, white, middle-class
community before attending UCLA.
UCLA will offer a new intensive language program this summer
that will use Los Angeles’ language-rich community in
teaching students to speak, read and write.
The program, “Language Intensives in L.A.,” will
feature classes in seven tongues: Spanish, Arabic and Russian,
along with Amharic, spoken in Ethiopia, Catalan, spoken around
Barcelona in Spain, and Swahili and Yoruba, spoken in Tanzania and
The letters just keep coming.
They span the gamut of emotions: outrage, sympathy, support,
indignation. There are hundreds of them.
More than a week after controversial cartoons of the Prophet
Muhammad appeared in the campus newspaper at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Daily Illini’s inboxes are
still flooded with mail from readers supporting or condemning the
decision to run the drawings.
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