March | April 2008

Cover Story

The Numbers Game

Feature

Great Britton

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The Spoil Sport

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Cover Story

The Numbers Game

As debate rages about class size and student-to-faculty ratio, the more pressing issue may be oversubscription of popular courses—a problem without a simple solution.

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Feature

Great Britton

Starring in the hit TV series Friday Night Lights, Connie Britton ’89 is living large with an acclaimed acting career.

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Feature

The Spoil Sport

Rutgers English professor William Dowling ’66 doesn’t like cars, television or Imus, among other things. But he really hates big time college athletics and he’s happy to tell you why.

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FACULTY OPINION

Designer Genes

Genetic engineering—when properly controlled—can enhance and lengthen human life.

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HISTORY

Déjà Vu All Over Again

An expert on the College’s 19th-century alumni dispute puts today’s discord in historical context.

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Interview

“The Timing is Right”

The College’s 16th president, Jim Wright, 68, discusses his decision to retire in June of 2009.

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TRIBUTE

Sage on Stage

Thomas Vance was the epitome of professor as lecturer, a model now out of favor.

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BIG PICTURE

Record Breaker

Main Street glows in the early morning of December 16 as a severe snowstorm dumps several inches of fluff on the ground.

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PERSONAL HISTORY

Living Room Learning

For this mom, homeschooling proved educational for everyone in the family.

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Continuing Ed

Michele Hernandez ’89

America’s best-paid college consultant on getting in

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