Legacy

Summer/17
From his first trip north as the youngest hand on a two-masted schooner, anthropologist Ernest “Tiger” Burch Jr., AM’63, PhD’66, was driven to learn about the Arctic and its peoples.

Sept–Oct/14

Researcher Maud Slye’s (EX 1899) contentious career helped open the field of cancer genetics.

Jan–Feb/14

Earl Shorris, EX’54, established a free humanities course to help impoverished adults escape the “surround of force” that restricts their lives.

Sept–Oct/13

Charles K. McNeil, PhB’25, was the point man in a sports gambling revolution.

July–Aug/13

Jewel C. Stradford Lafontant broke many barriers as a lawyer and public servant.

Jan–Feb/13

Benjamin Elijah Mays, AM’25, PhD’35, was the conscience of the civil rights movement.

Sept–Oct/12

Patsy Mink, JD’51, was a tenacious and determined politician.

May–June/12

Jessie Taft, PhB 1905, PhD 1913, was a matriarch of modern social work.