Twenty-nine years after his death, the work of Faber Birren, EX’23, still colors the world around us.
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.
The impact of geochemist Clair C. Patterson, PhD’51, who determined the age of the earth and fought lead pollution.
Researcher Maud Slye’s (EX 1899) contentious career helped open the field of cancer genetics.
Earl Shorris, EX’54, established a free humanities course to help impoverished adults escape the “surround of force” that restricts their lives.
Charles K. McNeil, PhB’25, was the point man in a sports gambling revolution.
Jewel C. Stradford Lafontant broke many barriers as a lawyer and public servant.
Benjamin Elijah Mays, AM’25, PhD’35, was the conscience of the civil rights movement.
Patsy Mink, JD’51, was a tenacious and determined politician.
Jessie Taft, PhB 1905, PhD 1913, was a matriarch of modern social work.