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About a year ago I approached William McKeen, chairman of the journalism department at Boston University, about taking photo students to Cuba.
McKeen, whom I had met almost 20 years ago when I took his history of journalism class at the University of Florida, said the only way that was going to happen was if I taught a full-semester class. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I agreed to give it a try.
I taught the class this past semester and ended up taking six students to Cuba. Stephen Kinzer and six students from his foreign reporting class joined us.