September | October 2011

September | October 2011

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Cover Story

The Power of One

Feature

Slowing Down Time

Feature

The Reluctant Luddite

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Cover Story

The Power of One

William Kamkwamba ’14 brings a new kind of energy to campus.

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Feature

Slowing Down Time

Photography professor Virginia Beahan brings an old-school technique and a rare sensibility to her craft.

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Feature

The Reluctant Luddite

Pulitzer-nominated author Nicholas Carr ’81 is a net user of the first order. But he believes his brain is paying for it.

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Feature

The Unbelievable Truth

Decades ago, thanks to a clever alum and a popular showman, a bizarre collection of oddities arrived at the College museum. The only thing stranger than the relics is the curious tale of how they got here.

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STUDENT OPINION

A Sobering Reality

A recent grad who drank little as a student explains why the administration alone will never change the College’s drinking culture.

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ON THE JOB

Game On

The WNBA’s new president is intent on expanding the league’s fanbase—and thinks she has the players to do it.

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HISTORY

Rider on the Storm

In 1961 the civil rights movement arrived at a critical juncture in Jackson, Mississippi. James Breeden ’56 was there.

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PERSONAL HISTORY

The Devil and Dan Club

The old tale of a compact with Satan forges a compact of friendship—and promises kept.

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Sports

Blades of Glory

When the 1992 heavyweights reunited to prep for last year’s Head of the Charles, it was just like old times. Sort of.

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CLASSROOM

Rich Man, Poor Man

Students in a public-policy sociology course who think they can end poverty face a more pessimistic reality.

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BIG PICTURE

Grim Graders

Was it a requirement that the faculty in 1886 sport beards and look stern for the camera?

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Interview

“This is the Right Fit”

New dean of the College Charlotte Johnson brings her unique blend of legal and academic experience to Hanover.

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FACULTY OPINION

America Is Queer

The country wouldn’t be possible if not for the role played by the many women and men who did not conform to conventional gender expectations.

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