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How President Beadle rescued the cat

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Or, who’s that barefoot man on the roof of the president’s house?

Danger: A shark

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How a mysterious warning helped a literature professor finish his mother’s novel.

A peek inside the president’s house—in 1961

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An ugly rug, a stolen Tropical Hut planter, and why the bust of Silas J. Cobb is displayed in such an odd location.

The field of all possibilities

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Excerpt from Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood by Claire Hoffman, AMʼ05.

How to get a newspaper job with an English degree and mononucleosis

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Ethan Michaeli, AB’89, author of The Defender, explains how he came to be working there.

Stop standing still

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An excerpt from Sian Beilock’s book How the Body Knows Its Mind yields surprising advice on the best way to solve problems.

The great escape

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Notes on an intellectual and musical journey.

How to be a self-supporting anthropologist

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Live simply and wear a Rolex, and other advice for moving from academia to the consulting world.

The hidden agenda

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An excerpt from The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, by arrangement with the University of Chicago Press. ©1987, the University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved.

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