Iron Will


The late Martha Mason (’60), who lived six decades in an iron lung, and an alumna filmmaker inspire a Deacon mother and her retirement friends.

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Saving the 'Impossible City'


As the waters rose in Venice and a pandemic followed, Melissa Conn (’87) went to work to preserve the past and ensure the future of her adopted Italian home.

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National Treasures


Ryan Ramsey (’03), chief of staff for the Librarian of Congress, shares some of his favorite objects from the vast collections of the world's largest library.

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Watching the Clock


Professor of Philosophy Adrian Bardon explains why the pandemic plays havoc with our sense of time and why time is so hard to understand

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'One Luv'


Jonathan Walton (D.D. ’15), dean of the School of Divinity, Presidential Chair of Religion and Society and dean of Wait Chapel, calls us to bear witness in these times.

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Portraits of Pro Humanitate


by Maria Henson (’82), Kerry M. King (’85) and Carol L. Hanner

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