Mufaro Dube ’08 is profiled in the Hartford Courant, for his story “of triumph over circumstance” which brought him from the economic turmoil of President Robert Mugabe’s dictatorial regime in Zimbabwe to graduating from Wesleyan University, against great odds. Dube majored in Math and Economics, is headed to a job on Wall Street, and has some interesting perspective on our political whining:
He is a thrilled Barack Obama is delivering today’s commencement address; Dube can parse the debate performance of the presumed Democratic nominee for president as enthusiastically as he can talk about the finer points of stocks and hybrid bonds. He sees some irony in Americans who complain their political process is broken. For his entire 22 years, Dube’s country has known one president: Mugabe.
Hartford Courant: Out of Zimbabwe: Bet on Ambition Pays