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Castro’s Daughter Comes to Georgian Court

Alina Fernandez, whose life is chronicled in the book “Castro’s Daughter,” is set to speak at Georgian Court University March 11, 2014.

Georgian Court University welcomes Alina Fernández, daughter of Fidel Castro, Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Admission is free to members of the GCU community, with ID. Reservations are required.

Through her insight as one of the Cuban elite, Ms. Fernández will share her first-person, intimate accounts of growing up in Cuba and discuss her life in Cuba. During her talks, Ms. Fernández often describes the surrounding political climate during the 1960s and 1970s while weaving in her unique sense of style and humor. She also shares exciting and suspenseful anecdotes, snapshots of Cuban society, her inside scoop on Cuban politics, and a detailed view of her father.  Ms. Fernández speaks candidly about her complicated relationship with Castro, who often visited his daughter in the late hours of the night.

Her life is the subject of Castro’s Daughter, An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), and is the focus of a new indie film set to begin production in March 2014.

It is important to note that Ms. Fernández speaks for herself and the people of Cuba with whom she knew over the last 40 years, rather than as an expert on Fidel Castro as the political ruler of Cuba. This is her private story, told from her intensely personal point of view.

To reserve seating, contact the GCU Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732-987-2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Georgian Court University welcomes Alina Fernández, daughter of Fidel Castro, Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The event i...

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Making Room for Men at Georgian Court

For more than a year, Georgian Court administrators, faculty, and staff gathered research and prepared to go coed. Now that the guys are here, everyone is asking the same question: How’s it going?

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GCU’s transition to coeducation has been the focus of recent feature stories in
The New York Times, National Catholic Reporter, Asbury Park Press and Star-Ledger.

Luka Zgonjanin spoke to the New York Times about GCU's transition to coed.

Perhaps business major and Serbia native Luka Zgonjanin (pictured at right) answers it best: “It’s a great honor to start something from scratch, to make history,” Luka, a 6’5” Lions basketball guard, told the New York Times in a November 29 story about GCU’s creation of men’s athletics. “Everything we do is a first.”

Indeed, they are the first—the first men to live on the GCU campus. The first men to tend the Mercy Garden. The first to run cross country or play soccer. The first men to serve in student government, and so much more.

For more than a year, Georgian Court administrators, faculty, and staff gathered research and prepared to go coed. Now t...

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