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University obituaries

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Recent faculty, staff, and alumni obituaries.

Readers sound off

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Readers write in to confirm age is just a number; expand on Katherine Dunham’s (PhB’36) Hyde Park history; add thoughts about mortality and the right to aid in dying; diagnose income inequality; redress the Winter issue’s anagram inequality; and more.

Notes

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Highlights from the latest alumni news columns.

Cities, decoded

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A $35 million gift from two College alumni supports a new hub for urban research.  

Faculty research

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Misconduct in the financial advising industry goes unpunished; hit the snooze button on weekends to reduce diabetes risk; a rage disorder has a newly discovered physiological marker; believers in psychic phenomena are happier but less analytical than skeptics. 

Releases

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The Magazine lists a selection of general interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.

How the Odyssey Scholarship program transformed my life

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

Snakes make the finest kind of pets

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From our print archive: A bull snake in 1937 enjoys campus life, “siestas under the Victrola.”

Two views of Senegal

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After studying African Civilizations at the Center in Paris, undergrads put their feet on the ground.

How to get a job if you’re a stay-at-home mom

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Jacqueline Edelberg, AB’89, AM’91, PhD’96, on transitioning from super volunteer to start-up newbie.

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