sperm whale and freediver

Animal (Code) Cracker

After listening to leviathans, an undergraduate comes to conservation.  

by Jonathan Shaw

Alexander Heffner and Governor Maura Healey

Breaking Bread

Alexander Heffner ’12 plumbs the state of democracy.

by Jack R. Trapanick

Portrait of Kimberly Dowdell sitting on steps

“The Ingenuity of an Architect”

Kimberly Dowdell influences her profession—and the built environment.

by Nell Porter Brown

Slow and Steady

A Harvard Law School graduate completes marathons in all 50 states.  

by Jacob Sweet

Portrait of Cardinal Robert W. McElroy

American Solidarity

Cardinal Robert W. McElroy on how the Catholic Church has moved towards inclusivity.

by Nell Porter Brown

Moore dancing with the Universal Robotics robot

Quantum Leaps

Ballerina and quantum physicist Merritt Moore ’11 connects humans and machines.

by Nina Pasquini

Photograph of Lara Schwartz

Dialogue, not Debate

American University’s Lara Schwartz, J.D. ’98, teaches productive disagreement.

by Max J. Krupnick

Vacationing with a Purpose

New England “summer camps” for adults

by Nell Porter Brown

Michael Hill in a Marlins quarter zip

Leading with Care

Michael Hill strikes the right balance.

by Max J. Krupnick

Daniel Mason posing with a tree

A Dogged Observer

Novelist and psychiatrist Daniel Mason takes the long view.

by Max J. Krupnick