Life of the Mind

Devils in the Details

By Ellie Winninghoff ’75 Bethany McLean ’92 says we need to be more cynical of corporate America. A betrayal of responsibility and a betrayal of possibility. That’s how financial journalist Bethany McLean ’92, in a 2005 C-Span interview, described her understanding of how corporate culture in America had become “corrupted by this get-rich-quick notion: Make

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Maximum Connectivity

By Denise DiFulco “I’ve always been motivated by research that has an everyday use in real life.”—Jeannie Albrecht Dropped calls have been a nuisance for about as long as cell phones have been in existence. But with mobile devices handling increasingly complex operations—from text messaging to video chats to emails with huge attachments— network connectivity

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