Robert Ovetz vita

Robert Frank Ovetz was born in New York City, New York, on January 8, 1967, the son of Maxine Ratzkin Ovetz and Arye Ovetz. After completing his degree at Taylor High School, Katy, Texas, in 1985, he entered the University of Texas at Austin, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts in August, 1989. He entered The Graduate School in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin in September, 1989, receiving a Master's of Art degree in December 1992. During his stay at the University, he has co-founded two alternative student newspapers, Ecesis and The Other Texan, was elected Vice President of the Council of Graduate Students (1992-93), was a disc jockey at KTSB for two years (1990-92), and has written for a number of local, national and international publications such as The Daily Texan, (sub)TEX, The Hays County Guardian, Nokoa-The Observer, the Polemicist, Earth Island Journal, Anarchy, Progressive Student News, Threshold, Yippie!, Earth Island Journal, Processed World, Common Sense (Scotland), Capital & Class (UK), the California Sociologist, Our Generation (Canada), and the New Liberation News Service. His research will also appear in two forthcoming books on the crisis of the California State University System and the Right-wing in the universities. Robert has also free-lanced for the Cable News Network (CNN), breaking the news of the EZLN uprising in Chiapas, Mexico, January 1-2, 1994, and providing the first ever interview with Sub-Commandante Marcos in English which was later translated and published in Japan and aired on Canadian radio.

- from the Vita of Robert Ovetz's 1996 dissertation