Special 2015

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"It’s super sexy,” Roger said, as he unsnapped the black nylon smock from the back of my neck and pulled it away from me, clumps of black fuzz... Read more
Dripping with sweat, Jack Burgess slowly dribbled the ball up the court, looking for an answer. For the entire first half, Burgess and his teammates... Read more
When I visited the September 11 Memorial for the first time, I walked slowly around the empty foundations where the North and South Towers of the... Read more
But this girl, who is to my knowledge very unpleasant and we might even say a high-grade bitch, can write rings around all of us. —Ernest Hemingway,... Read more

Special 2015

Great stories have sticking power. Certain books stick with me, and I stick with them; I keep them constantly handy. One of them, still around after all these years, has a bold green-and-yellow...
THE CATALYST: Aaron Dinin ’05 graduated from Duke with an English major and a published novel to his name but had trouble turning that skill set into a career. To adapt, he taught himself coding and...
Trinity College gets a new leaderThe void left by the departure of the Trinity dean has been filled. On July 1, Valerie Sheares Ashby, a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the...
In late September 2006, as one of the most venerated events in professional golf drew to a close, a pair of eleven-year-olds were on hand to help present the trophy. Clad in the tricolors of the...
Rafiq and I say goodbye and part ways early in the morning. The night before, the two of us, along with a few Palestinian and American friends, had been telling stories of the places we come from as...
I have a black-and-white photo of me my father took during a childhood ballet class. Dad was an artist and an electrical engineer, a self-actualized man who encouraged artistic and academic...
The knowledge of my limited power became clear to me early in my career, and I recognize it each time I treat a person who has sustained an acute trauma that causes a spinal fracture and sadly, a...
The dirt road that leads to the village of Kagamo is jolting and narrow, little more than a gash cut into the foothills of northwestern Rwanda’s jagged Virunga volcanoes. As our Land Rover crunches...
My philosophy of teaching draws on long-standing humanistic traditions. I strive not just to broaden intellectual horizons and facilitate more skillful analytical inquiry, but also to create a...
I can tell the story of my life through the clothes I’ve worn (or wanted to wear). It starts with the strict dress code at my elementary day school. The school uniform was a simple khaki skirt and...
What if our only hope—and the only hope for the integrity of life online, of life, period —is our passionate sense of radical kinship and an unwavering commitment to solidarity against oppression?On...
You might think that your ability to reason—and all the brainpower that entails—helps you make good decisions. Reason does help, much of the time. If you face a decision about how to rebalance your...
When I look at teenagers today, I wonder whether I was ever really their age. They seem so much more self-possessed, so much more mature than I ever was. As a teen, I was a mass of insecurities,...
On the night of August 7, 2007, I sat in a beautiful ballpark on the San Francisco Bay and watched as the personification of power in baseball stood at the plate. The fans stood behind him, a full-...
Among the hundreds of roles the late Broadway actor Kevin Gray ’80 played during his career, there was none he treasured more than the title character from Phantom of the Opera.Gray, who died...
Farrell created a new emergency response app called CriticaLink after living in Bangladesh, where there are 160 road fatalities for every two in the United States. The app allows first responders to...