January/February 2017
Features
The Explosion of Student Debt

lead_thb.jpg A legacy of higher education today is an unprecedented $1.3 billion of student debt—which comes just as colleges and unversities are admitting more students than ever who are the first in their families to go to college. For 10 years, Lauren Asher ’87 has been a leader in trying to fix this system. To her, who can afford college is one of the most pressing social issues of our time.

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A Place to Pray
MSA_Finally_thb.jpg Despite a threatening letter to a local mosque, Muslim students continue to gather and practice their faith.
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China Stands Ready
PoVChina_thb.jpg A Cornell professor of trade policy argues that pulling back from the global economy could inflict damage on our own.
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From the President
Flags_thb.jpg Post-election student protests prompted a lesson about flags and veterans. President Paxson addresses student concerns.
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What You Thought
PrinceOfPinot_thb.jpg Readers comment on alumni winemakers, too brief obituaries, the sate of poetry, and an alumna headed for space.
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Message On a Bottle
Bronner_thb.jpg An eccentric who called himself Dr. Bronner put his soapbox on a bottle. His grandson Mike Bronner ’97 is taking it international.
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1001 Black Men

1001_thb.jpg Ajuan Mance ’88 highlights the diversity within African American masculinity in her pop-art portraits.

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Rays World
ClassesOpener_thb.jpg During his brief tenure, the presidency of Ray L. Heffner saw many historic events.
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The Adventurer

Turk_thb.jpg Five years ago, at 65, Jon Turk ’67 completed what National Geographic called "the last great unattempted polar expedition."

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O, Say, Can You See?

BDH_cheerleaders_thb.jpg Forty-four years ago, sitting during the national anthem was common for many African Americans.

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The Three Es

ChristopherChatmon_thb.jpg Christopher Chatmon ’95 has developed a program that's become a model for teaching low-achieving black kids in public schools.

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Feeding the Hungry

MariaK_thb.jpg In seven years, Maria Kasparian ’05 has fed 4 million malnourished children—all thanks to her company in her native Rhode Island.

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