Posts Tagged ‘the new yorker’

Soufan book has some spooked

Ali Soufan ’94,  continues to make headlines in his ongoing conflicts with the CIA.  Ali, a former FBI agent, was for years an Al-Qaeda expert and a lead investigator in several terrorist attacks around the world beginning with the USS Cole.  He also thwarted several terrorist plots and has publicly decried the use of torture to get information.

In his new book The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al Qaeda, Ali provides an inside look at his years in the FBI.  The CIA is demanding that some information in the book be removed or redacted, saying  it’s classified information.

Author Lawrence Wright highlighted the problems between the FBI and CIA in his New Yorker article,  “The Agent,” which provides an in depth look at Soufan’s FBI years.


Even before all the publicity about  Black Banners, SGA President Thomas Thornton, in his convocation address, listed Stuart Weiss ’80, president/owner of Studio City,  Steve Crawford ’81, Managing VP at S.R. Wojdak & Associates and Ali Soufan as his role models.  Tom took a break during the freshman picnic for local paparazzi to get this shot with colleague,  SGA Treasurer Kris Dumschat


The 2nd annual Mansfield Block Party, sponsored by the Mansfield Chamber, will be held Friday, Sept. 2, from 6-8 p.m. on Main St.   Activities include: pedal tractor races, speed pitch, face painting, Price is Right wheel, bean bag toss, Grower’s Market, hula hooping, 50-50 raffle, sidewalk chalk, sidewalk sales and a food drive.


Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Straughn. Morris, also the great-great grandson of Booker t. Washington, will talk about these pioneers as well as the topic of modern day slavery and the work of his foundation to end it. His appearance is part of the Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture Series.


Reminder:  The student newspaper, The Flashlight, is now online with lots of new features.  It will also continue in the print version.


Last but not least: great new video from the North Hall Library  for online students.


09 2011