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SEPT 19 Write Your Own Obituary

Want to have the last word? Then join us for Bob Hagerty's short class on writing your own obituary. It's going to be fun!

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About the Event

Bob Hagerty

James R. (Bob) Hagerty has worked as a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune for more than 40 years. He has been based in New York, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Brussels and Atlanta. Now based in Pittsburgh, he writes obituaries about business leaders and other interesting characters for The WSJ. In the past, he has covered real estate, manufacturing, financial markets and other topics. His most popular story of all time was a Page 1 WSJ story about his mother, Marilyn Hagerty, after she went viral on the internet for writing a favorable review of the Olive Garden restaurant in Grand Forks. Hagerty graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism. He is the author of "The Fateful History of Fannie Mae," a history of U.S. government subsidies for the housing market, and is working on a new book about how to write your own life story. He is married to Lorraine Li-Hagerty and is the father of two children. He faithfully walks his dachshund, Harper. He is the founder of a Scrabble club and manages a senior softball team.

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However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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