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The semio-grads

How an obscure Brown concentration trained graduates to crack the codes of American culture -- and infiltrated the mainstream

By Paul Greenberg
May 16, 2004

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IN 1982 IRA GLASS, the future creator and host of the public radio program "This American Life," graduated from Brown University with a degree in semiotics. In response, his parents took out a classified ad in their local newspaper: "Corporate office seeks semiotics grad for high paying position." Glass was not discouraged. "My religion was semiotics," he recalled in a ... (Full Article: 2172 Words)

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