Tamara Keith

On the Money: Which Bill Is Fitting for a Woman? And Which Woman Fits the Bill Best?

Your Facebook feed has probably already told you this, but the public response to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s decision to feature a woman on a redesigned $10 bill has been overwhelming—he says the Treasury has received nearly a million and a half comments and tweets about it. Not everyone is happy, particularly those who campaigned to get a woman on the more popular $20, and are still fighting to change his mind. Read more about On the Money: Which Bill Is Fitting for a Woman? And Which Woman Fits the Bill Best? »

On Deck in DC: The Night Politicos and Press Lob Softballs and Talk Smack for Good Cause

On a softball diamond near Capitol Hill tonight, the umpire will yell “Play ball!” and a bipartisan team of Congresswomen will take on their arch-rivals, the women of the DC press corps (aka The Bad News Babes), in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. Read more about On Deck in DC: The Night Politicos and Press Lob Softballs and Talk Smack for Good Cause »

NPR’s White House Reporter Tells Grads A Secret to Her Success: Not Realizing Limitations

Tamara Keith—National Public Radio’s new White House correspondent—told graduating philosophy majors that when she received her UC Berkeley degree in philosophy 15 years ago, her dream job was to cover presidential campaigns for MTV.

“But,” she quipped, “covering the White House for NPR would have been a very close second.”

As the department’s distinguished alumni speaker, she offered graduates the following triad of advice: “Never give up. Don’t take no for an answer. Seek out mentors.” Read more about NPR's White House Reporter Tells Grads A Secret to Her Success: Not Realizing Limitations »

Philosophy’s Popularity Soars: Devotees Find It’s More Than ‘An Interesting Path to Poverty’

When students decide to major in philosophy, they are often greeted with shock, bewilderment and parental dismay. And always a few jokes.

Such as: “How do you get a group of philosophers off your doorstep? You order pizza and then throw it outside your yard.” Read more about Philosophy's Popularity Soars: Devotees Find It's More Than 'An Interesting Path to Poverty' »

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