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A Week with Adam Falk

By Maria Blackburn One would think that the dean of Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University would feel out of place amid buckets of joint compound and boxes of horseshoe shims. But as Adam Falk leads a tour through the mammoth renovation project under way at Gilman Hall, he exudes

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Fields of Dreams

Williams’ Alumni Sponsored Internship Program helps students gain on-the-job experience in a host of jobs. By Zelda Stern It was the worst job market in decades for students seeking summer employment. Yet more than 90 rising juniors and seniors representing nearly every academic field at Williams landed work last summer with a host of organizations

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Friend of Hermann Park

Thanks to Chris Knapp ’84, the century-old dream of an urban oasis in Houston has finally been realized. And the result rivals the parks of even the greatest American cities. by Jim Mulvihill As the most entrepreneurial of cities—a place where zoning is regarded as a conspiracy against capitalism—Houston is rarely lauded for its scenery.

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Recollecting Lincoln

by Hugh Howard Everyone recognizes the beard—it’s in the Quaker manner, framing the familiar face with its deep-set eyes and sunken cheeks. Yet when Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, he was clean-shaven, meaning a life mask of him created around that time is perhaps the most accurate rendering of the president’s face. A

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