April 1998

Cover Story

The Trembling Edge Of Science

Feature

Spiked Boots and the End of an Era

Feature

A Change in the Weather

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Cover Story

The Trembling Edge Of Science

Losing world-class chemist Karen Wetterhahn to mercury poisoning redrew the boundaries of safety and risk.

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Feature

Spiked Boots and the End of an Era

A T THE VVHITE-SPIRED CHURCH in Lower Waterford, Vermont, cars crept in off the interstate an hour and a half before the service began. It was a brilliant fall day with clear blue skies and, all around, the pulsing embers of a fiery

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Feature

A Change in the Weather

OXFORD IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE LONELY. I used to think the very landscape breathed loneliness, the courtyards exhaling mist, longing for company. I was wrong. Oxford needs no one, no life to complete it. The old buildings are

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Article

The Benefits of a College Town

I is not your parents' retirement anymore. Today Americans over the age of 50 represent 27 percent of the total U.S. population. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that within two years this group will be

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Feature

The STREAMLINER DINER

The news of a born-again greasy spoon reminded the author of an unsettling truth Hanover is just not that kind of town anymore.

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Class Notes

1985

(Editor's Note: This column was omitted from a previous issue.) It must be a slow news month/summer. Perhaps it's the back-to-school frenzy. Maybe it's the advent of football season. Maybe those hanging on to the last

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Article

Novels that Came in from the Cold

Spy fiction cracked the mystery behind the Red Scare.

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Article

Major Commitments and Gold Medals

Divers Notes and Observations

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Article

The Difference With Oberlin

Do we preach? Yes, a lot. Do we practice? Yes, a little.

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Class Notes

1990

Ten years after entering Dartmouth Dave Wilson has finally returned to his hometown with a new bride. He and Christine Mease were married in September in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dave notes that they had both

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