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Academic envy
The enviable Jessica Burstein, AM'90, PhD'98, fashions an essay out of a deadly sin.

Admissions milestones
The College draws a record number of applications, which have more than tripled since 2004.

Sharp cards
Does the popularity of the party game Cards Against Humanity mean that everyone's horrible?



New Yorker (March 20, 2013)
Philip Roth's 80th birthday celebration
In his hometown of Newark, retired novelist Roth, AM'55, took "a triumphal lope around the bases, like Ted Williams did on his last day in a Red Sox uniform."

Forbes (March 20, 2013)
A few early cloud computing mavericks
Argonne scientist and Computation Institute fellow Kate Keahey is noted as a pioneer in cloud space innovation.

Chicago Magazine (March 18, 2013)
Happy 40th anniversary to the parakeets of Hyde Park
Whet Moser, AB'04, reflects on the exotic birds whose colorful presence provides "the only green in sight" during winter's gray days.

New York Times (March 18, 2013)
Lost sleep can lead to weight gain
Associate professor Matthew Brady, AB'87, PhD'94, finds that reduced sleep leads to metabolic changes associated with diabetes and obesity.

Chicago Tribune (March 14, 2013)
Once homeless, teen wins full ride at Stanford
Laboratory Schools student Lane Gunderman, a finalist in one of the nation's most prestigious science competitions, turns curiosity and aptitude into a scholarship.



Thursday, April 4
Discover Mission Science Workshop
7:00-8:30 p.m. | San Francisco

Saturday, April 6
Dance Houston
8:00-10:30 p.m. | Houston

Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7
Alumni Club of Greater Boston Caucus
See schedule online | Cambridge and Worcester

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Physics jam sessions
Professor Heinrich Jaeger and graduate student Marc Z. Miskin use 3-D printing to study the structural properties of shapes.

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How do we stack up?
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True confessions
What did you get away with while you were in the College? Did you secretly keep a pet in your dorm room? Date two roommates at the same time? Do you still have a library book somewhere? Send your true confessions to No felonies please.