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Sacred pain

Divinity School professor Amy Hollywood takes a front seat in the debate over suffering’s role in religious life.
Sometimes Divinity School professor Amy Hollywood, who studies medieval Christianity, forgets how gruesome her subject matter can be. When presenting a paper on devotion to Christ’s side wound during the Middle Ages, she says during a recent conversation in her fourth-floor Swift Hall office, “I’ll look up and notice my audience turning green.”
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The war over free speech
Geoffrey Stone, JD’71, arrived on campus to start his law degree one month after the explosive 1968 Democratic National Convention. He may have missed a firsthand blast of tear gas in Grant Park, but the violent clashes between police and Vietnam War protesters left a career-defining mark on Stone, now the Harry Kalven Jr. distinguished service professor in the Law School.
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Fish demonstrate motor control
Spherical eyes bulging, a six-day-old zebrafish darts around its petri-dish pool. A tap to its tiny head with a needle-like prod sets off a reaction so quick that it’s over within mere milliseconds: the fish bends into a C and then swims off, threat evaded. Another poke brings a different response: the fish shifts into an S.
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