September | October 2016

September | October 2016

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THE DAM INTERVIEW

State of the Union

FEATURE

Peacemaker

Feature

The Party Crashers

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THE DAM INTERVIEW

State of the Union

CNN anchor Jake Tapper ’91 takes a break from covering the news to talk about the method of the media amid the madness of the election.

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FEATURE

Peacemaker

Bringing people together has always been a skill of political operative Rev. Leah Daughtry ’84. Democratic power brokers never needed her more than at this summer’s contentious national convention.

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Feature

The Party Crashers

As the two political parties met to choose their presidential candidates in 1976, student radio reporters embarked on the campaign trail for coverage that was completely unconventional.

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RETROSPECTIVE

Valediction

How does it feel to graduate at the top of your class—and give a speech at Commencement? Ten former valedictorians look back on making the grade.

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ON THE JOB

Chateaux Faux?

A father-daughter alum team meticulously assesses expensive wine collections and determines if that $300,000 Bordeaux is real or not.

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SPORTS

Over the River and Through the Woods

The sport of orienteering, a.k.a. Tiedustelujuoksue, returns to its North American birthplace.

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BOOKS

Unending Misperception

Former CIA analyst Paul Pillar ’69 examines Americans’ longstanding “uncorrected ignorance” regarding their nation’s role in the world.

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FACULTY OPINION

I Read, Therefore I Think

Theological debates about the Trinity have their place in the liberal arts curriculum. Here’s why.

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CONTINUING ED

Kelvin Chin ’73

A mediator—and meditator—on facing death

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VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS

Tuna Diplomacy

Margaret Spring ’82

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VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS

Bamboo Groove

Byron Friedman ’02 offers a new take on ski poles.

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VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS

Indigenized Fitness

Health, exercise and the Earth Gym with Chelsey Luger ’10.

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