Journalism Senior Lohmann Explores the Environmental Destruction of Naru

May 21, 2019
Strip mining for phosphate during the 20th century reduced the 8-square-mile nation to a narrow ring of coastal plain surrounding a moonscape of towering limestone spires and deep chasms. Photo: Jack Lohmann

Jack Lohmann, an English major and a certificate student in Journalism and Environmental Studies, spent a month on the Pacific island of Nauru for his senior thesis documenting life and politics in a destroyed environment. He presented his work to a panel of distinguished journalists at the recent Journalism Colloquium moderated by Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor in Residence and Director, Program in Journalism.

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