Sun Journal tells of Haitian connections of Beasley, Mathieu '12
The Lewiston Sun Journal interviews Myron Beasley, assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, and student Eric Mathieu ’12 after the Jan. 12 earthquake centered just 15 miles from Port-au-Prince that destroyed much of the Haitian capital. In December, Beasley had curated the acclaimed Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince. “I’m totally devastated,” Beasley tells the newspaper. “Haiti’s been the site of my research for the last three or four years.” Beasley was waiting to hear from friends; he had some information from Twitter but “I haven’t heard any voices,” he says. Eric Mathieu ’12 of Westbury, N.Y., by Wednesday afternoon knew that his aunt, uncle and cousins, who live outside the capital, had survived the quake. On campus, Mathieu has encouraged gifts to support relief efforts. View story from the Sun Journal, Jan. 14, 2009.