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Constant & True

With a bright light shining in my face onstage, I could barely see the 150 people sitting in front of me. I could only sense the audience’s presence with my ears, as if I were a bat inside a dimly lit cave trying to figure out what my next move would be. I hold the […]

Quick Bites

  GIMME AN ARNOLD PALMER! Hot day? Here’s a cool antidote: “Mr. Palmer (’51, LL.D. ’70) had been privately brewing a mixture of lemonade and iced tea in his home for many years. In the late 1960s, in a bar in Palm Springs, California, Mr. Palmer ordered a mixture of lemonade and iced tea, and […]

Katherine Wycisk ('12) and Aid4Uganda co-director Shane Falconer with a child from a Ugandan orphanage.

Into Africa: Katherine Wycisk (’12)

Katherine Wycisk (’12) turns her passion for caring for orphans in Uganda into a nonprofit.

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Taylor Field (’76): Serving the ‘unserved’

Not many of us are so devoted to serving the poor that we’d move our young family right in with them. But that’s just what the Rev. Taylor Field (’76) did.


In case of emergency

Ellen Page (’10) and her dad invent Coyote Case, a smartphone case that sounds the alarm for help.

Yuan Li (left) receives the 'Green Talents' Award from Minister Schavan

Physics alum wins environmental research award

Physics alumnus Yuan Li (Ph.D ’12) wins international recognition for research on solar cells.

Graduate Don Nguyendac ('12) and his family.

A day to remember

Families, friends, faculty and Mother Nature smile on the Class of 2012.


Hey, kids! Let your imagination run wild!

Catherine Coelho (’10, MA ’12) establishes creative writing camp for a summer of ideas.

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Blakeney Brown (’12) and professor Betina Wilkinson

Mentoring has a way of coming full circle. Just ask Betina Wilkinson and Blakeney Brown.


Face Time: Rob Musci and Peter Brubaker

There aren’t many professors who would run through fire, climb to the top of a mountain or crawl through mud with their students. Senior Rob Musci of Kernersville, N.C., found one in Professor of Health and Exercise Science Peter Brubaker (MA ’86). Last fall in Virginia, Musci and Brubaker — along with a handful of […]