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Rapper Wyclef Named Fellow At Brown University

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(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop star and budding politician Wyclef Jean has accepted a fellowship at Brown University in Rhode Island. Wyclef has been appointed a visiting fellow at Brown University, where he will lecture and teach in the Department of Africana Studies for the 2010-11 academic. Additionally, the rapper will participate in Brown University’s Haiti Initiative, which is focused on restoring Haiti’s health, education and cultural sectors. The 37-year-old former Haiti Presidential hopeful recently visited Brown University, where he met with faculty and staff about the upcoming school year. The rapper, who recently announced that he would run for President of Haiti again in 2015, said his upcoming tenure at Brown would be a time of learning and reflection.“I look forward to my time at Brown as a period of learning and reflection,” Wyclef Jean said in a statement issued to AllHipHop.com. “I hope to make a genuine contribution to the rich intellectual community at the University and to its Haitian Initiative in particular. I am a lifelong student and appreciate this unique opportunity to contemplate all the potential and possibilities, as well as the contributions of my homeland, and Haitians in the diaspora, to the world’s creative culture.”Brown will also collaborate with St. Damien Hospital in Tabarre, Haiti, to address the unmet need for medics, which will also serve as an educational mechanism for Haitian medical students. “We are delighted to welcome Wyclef Jean to the Department of Africana Studies and to Brown University,” added Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies and department chair. “As an Africana Studies visiting fellow, Jean is planning on engaging in discussions on campus and remotely, as appropriate, throughout this school year generated by Brown’s Haitian Initiative and the faculty in Africana Studies.”

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