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High Point University Focus on Containing the Ebola Epidemic

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March 24, 2015 | 7:00 PM EDT
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Pulitzer Center grantees, journalist Brian Castner and documentary photographer Cheryl Hatch, visit High Point University on Tuesday, March 24, as part of their weeklong visit to Campus Consortium partners in North Carolina's Triad region. Castner and Hatch reported on the efforts of the U.S. military and local communities to contain the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

Castner and Hatch visit High Point University classes and give a campus-wide public lecture on the "turning tide of the Ebola crisis." They also will visit Wake Forest University and Guilford College during the week as part of our Campus Consortium partnership with the three Triad schools.

High Point University student fellow Britton Nagy also will participate in the visit, providing an introduction about her reporting experience in Norway for her project "Bastoy Prison: Low Security Brings High Benefits in Norway."

Castner is the author of "The Long Walk," an Amazon Best Book of 2012 and Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle selection for 2013. Previously, he served as an explosive ordnance disposal officer in the U.S. Air Force (1999 to 2007). His writing has appeared at Wired, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Outside, The Daily Beast, and on National Public Radio.

Hatch is an independent journalist and documentary photographer with extensive international experience. She is currently a visiting professor at Allegheny College. Hatch has focused her camera and reporting on war, its aftermath and its effects on soldiers, their families and those caught in the crossfire, especially women and children. She has worked in Liberia, Somalia, Iraq and Eritrea.

"Fighting Ebola in Liberia"
Tuesday, March 24
High Point University
Phillips School of Business
Phillips 120
High Point, NC 27262


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