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Eph Cappella

By Rob White Williams student groups are like quarks. They come and go so quickly that it’s nearly impossible to keep a current list. From the Gospel Choir to the Garfield Republican Club to the South Asian Students Association to the Springstreakers, they express every contemporary student interest, talent and affiliation, but no discernible trend—with

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The Journey Itself

Applying for a national fellowship is grueling work, and the chances of winning are slim. But the process alone can change a student’s life. By Zelda Stern Hanna Saltzman ’12 sits in her parents’ backyard in Salt Lake City, Utah, pen in hand, a thick notebook across her lap and a cast on her ankle. Laid

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Chemistry as Art

Of all the books lining the shelves of beloved chemistry professor Hodge Markgraf’s ’52 office in Bronfman, only two dealt with subjects outside of his field of study. Both were monographic volumes on the art of Jenny Holzer. Holzer is known the world over for using language to engage and provoke. Her texts have been

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After the Meltdowns

Three alumni experts offer their perspectives on nuclear power in the wake of the disaster in Japan. Interviews by Jennifer Weeks ’83 Japanese engineers are still measuring damage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, which was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March. The disaster left the plant without backup power to

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