Alexander Nguyen

Help Wanted

Milwaukee resident Mary Rhoden has been on and off welfare for years. Her trouble hasn’t been getting a job. In fact, she’s had quite a few. It’s keeping them that’s the problem. The mother of five fought with her supervisor and was fired as a counselor for a teenage program. She quit as a hotel… Read more »

Class Act

“We’re going to talk about eyes today; we all have two,” she says—no, decrees—to 22 students watching her from behind laboratory benches. “Why?” A small pause, short enough to escape conscious notice but long enough to underline the question’s significance. And when Matthews launches into her introduction, she paces and gestures, delivering lab instructions in… Read more »