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Permanent record
For Marilu Henner, X'74, it's like her entire life happened yesterday.

Legal precedent
Jewel C. Stradford Lafontant, JD'46, was a lawyer and public servant who broke many barriers.

The princess and the brain
Phoebe Maltz Bovy, AB'05, enters the fray over Hilary Mantel's comments about Kate Middleton.



New York Times (July 25, 2013)
A summer of data hacking social problems
The Computation Institute's Rayid Ghani creates a fellowship for aspiring data scientists to work for the common good.

NPR (July 23, 2013)
Giving brightest kids the "cram school" experience, online
UChicago student Sue Khim creates to give underprivileged students around the world access to difficult math practice problems.

Politico (July 22, 2013)
How ESPN and ABC landed Nate Silver
An opportunity to expand his franchise lured the data journalist Silver, AB'00, away from the New York Times.

New Republic (July 17, 2013)
The decline of the humanities--and civilization
Rosanna Warren, the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor, fears the cultural impact of diminished liberal arts education.

BBC (July 16, 2013)
Sir John Thomas named as new Lord Chief Justice
Thomas, JD'70, assumes the post as head of the judiciary in England and Wales in October.



Tuesday, August 6
Talk, Taste, and Tour
at Great Lakes Brewing Company

5:30-9:00 p.m. | Cleveland

Saturday, August 17
Nob Hill Walking Tour and Lunch
at Papa Hadyn's

9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Portland, OR

Friday, September 13
The Jungle Book
8-10 p.m. | Boston

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Economics amplified
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