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You may have heard that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing (if not, a hearty congratulations on emerging from your coma). And though Jolie is ensconced in these proceedings—not to mention a nasty custody battle—her plans to join the faculty at the London School of Economics remain unchanged.

Taking the official title of Visiting Professor, Jolie will help LSE to launch a new Masters program at the school’s Centre for Women, Peace, and Security. The paramount mission, according to a statement from LSE, is to “[develop] strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social, and political participation and security.”

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As visiting faculty, Jolie might not run graduate seminars, but she will deliver lectures, facilitate workshops, and attend the program’s public events. She will also conduct her own research (maybe she’ll need an assistant!).

Jolie begins her tenure at LSE in September 2017. Applications to the program will be available this fall, so if you’re a particular Jolie devotee, now might be time to rethink your academic ambitions.

[People]


Tom Hiddleston probably wants us to forget about the time he donned a very stupid tank top — and the reasons for which he was wearing it. I’ve been slow to forgive his Swift-shaped lapse in judgment, but this Gucci campaign might speed up the process. The suits! The pups! Dammit, Tom.

[Us Weekly]


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