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Campus

Admissions testing is no longer optional.
Undergrads excel at the art of persuasion.
David Robinson-Morris joins the new Institute for Black Intellectual and Cultural Life.

Continuing Ed

An education journalist on the state of our schools

Features

Author and professor Cal Newport ’04 works hard to convince the rest of us to work less.
Yet today she aspires to an NCAA title—as head coach of one of the top women’s basketball programs in the country.
Alumni return home and give back to their Native American communities.
Literary detective Christopher Warren ’99 unlocks the mysteries of centuries-old texts and secretive printers.
Ken Block ’87 investigated allegations of voter fraud for the Trump campaign in 2020. What he found may be even more disturbing.

Letters

Readers write, react, and respond. (May/June 2024)

Look Who’s Talking

Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Scholarly Engagement

Personal History

A food writer explains why—and how—the kids’ menu should grow up.

Voices in the Wilderness

Sometimes, two chefs are better than one.
Puck stopper Clay Stevenson ’24 hits pay dirt.
Astronomer Douglas Arion ’79 embraces the darkness.
Author Lynn Lobban ’69 confronts painful past.

Web Extras

An excerpt from “Raising Wrenns,” by Mal Wrenn Corbin ’96
One alum’s humble ask
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Portfolio

Norman Maclean ’24, the Undergraduate Years
An excerpt from “Norman Maclean: A Life of Letters and Rivers”
One of a Kind
Author Lynn Lobban ’69 confronts painful past.
Trail Blazer

Lis Smith ’05 busts through campaign norms and glass ceilings as she goes all in to get her candidate in the White House. 

John Merrow ’63
An education journalist on the state of our schools

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