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Class Notes (July 2011)

Pooja K. Agarwal (MO ’05) is graduating from her Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis this July. She will be joining the Illinois State Board of Education as the Assessment Division Administrator in Springfield, Illinois. She looks forward to giving back to the state of Illinois (her home state) and […]

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Class Notes (June 2011)

Stephen Honan (VA ’10) was spotted (by Westbrook Murphy) in Annapolis’ The Capitol newspaper. Honan (pictured at right, third from right) was graduated from the United States Naval Academy. Rachel Ackoff (CA ‘06), after four years living and working in Washington, DC first for the U.S. Student Association as their Electoral Project Director and then […]

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Class Notes (May 2011)

V. Paul Chattergy (HI ‘88) started work in April as the Investment Specialist with the State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System (HIERS). He reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer of the approximately $11.5 billion pension fund, which provides retirement benefits to the employees and their dependents of the state, county, and judiciary of Hawai’i. […]

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Class Notes (April 2011)

Maryam Banikarim (CA ‘87) has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI).  She will be responsible for all companywide marketing, communications and research efforts. Laura Peck (’92) is co-author of the latest textbook, American Public Policy: An Introduction, 10th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, with Clarke E. Cochran, Lawrence […]

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The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

By Lauren Hashiguchi (OR ’10) Eric Greitens, 1995 Truman Scholar from Missouri and Navy SEAL, has served on the front lines: in Mother Teresa’s homes for the destitute, with refugees in Bosnia and genocide survivors in Rwanda, in Navy SEAL training and counterterrorism combat, and with wounded and disabled warriors at home. In his book […]

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Brown-Nagin: Engaging Civil Rights and Pursuing Public Service Through Scholarship

By Tomiko Brown-Nagin (SC ’91) As an elementary school student, I planned to serve the public as a civil rights lawyer.  I was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, a place of racial extremes and the home of the plantation rich and poor.  U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond—known for his record-long filibuster against the Civil Rights […]

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Scholar a Trailblazer in the Evolution of College Prep

by James Gibson (AL ’02) Birmingham, Alabama is the setting for the latest Truman Scholar success story. The Birmingham News recently published a piece on John Joseph (AL ’00) and Global Grad, his innovative startup that draws on his experiences as a teacher and in education policy to provide a “step-by-step plan for personal, academic, […]

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Class Notes (March 2011)

Joyce A. Baugh (SC ’79), a political science professor at Central Michigan University, authored The Detroit School Busing Case:  Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy Over Desegregation, which is being published this month by the University Press of Kansas as part of its Landmark Law Cases and American Society series. Frederick S. Lane (MA ’83) […]

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A Scholar in Sudan

By Sophie Rutenbar (TX ’05) I could start this story off by talking about learning to avoid ill-tempered, semi-domesticated ostriches strolling through villages, or the one time I was trapped in my hotel for three days when fighting broke out in a town I was visiting, or vast herds of antelope grazing to the horizon. […]

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Baugh: The Detroit School Busing Case: A Failure of Public Leadership

Nearly 63 years ago, on July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, calling for “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.”  He made this important decision in the aftermath of a period of intense racial violence against black […]

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