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Meet the queen of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Maura Connors, AB’15, loves soda bread and thinks all Irish people look good in green.

Epic beginnings

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Launched in 2007 with an anonymous $100 million gift, the Odyssey Scholarship Challenge has transformed financial aid in the College. Meet six of the young people whose lives were also changed.

Man in the ring

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Court Theatre’s Charles Newell gives Core students a director’s-eye view.

The diet of worms

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Gabby Wimer, Elizabeth Frank, and Joyce Lu, all AB’16, are building MealFlour, a social enterprise centered on mealworms, from the ground up.

Olympic hopeful tries to swim her way to Rio

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Naomy Grand’Pierre, ’19, aims to represent Haiti at the Rio de Janeiro games.

Life through fiction

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Author Kalisha Buckhanon, AB’99, AM’07, discusses the power of storytelling, Trayvon Martin, and how professor William Veeder changed her life.

Hard laughter

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Martyna Majok’s acclaimed new play finds light in the dark.

Documentary vision

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For 50 years, Kartemquin Films has focused its lenses on social forces and the human lives they shape.

How the Odyssey Scholarship program transformed my life

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The word that comes to one Odyssey scholar’s mind: freedom.

Philip Glass meets a new generation of students

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The composer shares his thoughts on art, the audience, and beer.

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