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Heather Howard’s (SHS '86) Journey in Politics and Policy

SAAA_copy.jpgReaders old enough to have been politically aware in 1968 will probably recognize the slogan “HHH in ’68!”  Hubert H. Humphrey lost his bid for the presidency that year to Richard Nixon. But Humphrey was not the only triple H political figure on the scene then. Princeton Councilwoman Heather Harding Howard, lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, faculty affiliate of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and director of State Health and Value Strategies, was born that year. And she owns a couple of “HHH in ’68” posters to commemorate that fact.

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Claribel Cone Solo Painting Show

AA.pngDon't miss Claribel Cone (SHS '65) solo painting show this April 2018 at French Designer Jeweler. 

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Three Identical Strangers': The True Story of Triplets Separated at Birth

New York, 1980: Three complete strangers—Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman—make the astounding discovery that they are identical triplets. Separated at birth, adopted, and raised by three different families, the 19-year-olds are reunited by chance. Their story sets the tabloids on fire, and the triplets suddenly become famous around the world.

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"I ditched Facebook in 2013, and it's been fine" - Douglas Rushkoff (SHS '79)

You can ditch Facebook. It's OK. You will survive. And not only will you get through it, but your life will get better.

This month's revelations that Facebook had sold, released or lost control of millions of users' data has left many people wanting out -- but wondering whether they can leave the social media platform they and hundreds of millions of others around the globe depend on.

I'm here to tell you can.
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Black Enterprise CEO Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. (SHS '80) named a Legend of Ivy League Basketball

Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. was inducted into the Legends of Ivy League Basketball for his outstanding contributions to Yale University’s basketball team.

For the second year in a row, The Ivy League honored two former student-athletes from each of the nation’s most prestigious colleges for their impact on their school’s basketball program and their professional accomplishments post-graduation. Each school’s athletic department selects a male and female honoree.

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Harvey Sadow (SHS '64) received the 2018 Knox College Alumni Achievement Award

Harvey.jpgThe Knox College Alumni Achievement Award, established in 1938, recognizes outstanding career achievements by graduates who attended Knox or Lombard College for at least one full academic year. The Knox College Young Alumni Award, established in 2004, is given to one alumna or alumnus 35 years of age or under who has exhibited exceptional work in a field or endeavor, community, state, or nation.

 

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World Read Aloud Day 2018: Join us for 24 hours of magical belonging! by Pam Allyn (SHS '80)

pamallyn_headshot.jpegWhen we first meet Harry Potter, he lives in a small space under the Dursleys’ stairs, lonely and afraid that what his cousin says about him is true: he will never fit in. Yet destiny soon bursts into his life in the form of a half-giant named Hagrid to correct that assumption. Harry belongs to a whole new world; he’s a wizard, and in Diagon Alley, his infamous scar is no longer ugly, but miraculous. On the Hogwarts Express, his compartment is small, but it holds true friends. Harry escapes the Dursleys, and finds places and people with whom he belongs. These early moments in the Harry Potter series are so memorable and special for all of us because we too feel we are being invited into a world where all of us, with scars and all, can not only belong, but soar together. Books and stories are miraculous too, because they create worlds of invitation.

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Gary Trauner (SHS '76) is running for US Senate in Wyoming

Gary.jpgWhy am I running for United States Senate in Wyoming? It’s pretty simple: Deep down, we all know that something is deeply wrong in Washington. The system is rigged, DC is broken and regular, hard-working people are no longer getting ahead.

I’m running so we can return to a responsible government that puts people - not party or political contributors – first.

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Review of “¿Por qué? 101 Questions about Spanish" by Judy Hochberg (SHS '78)

JudyH.jpgTake a pair of scissors, prepare to use them to cut verb endings, then brace yourself: you are about to embark on a memorable journey into the Spanish language. Archaic as it might seem in our highly technologised world, the pair of scissors is one of the pedagogical tools Judy Hochberg uses in ¿Por qué? as part of her ludic approach to language study. Her approach is both playful and academic, and the linguistic interrogations triggered by her own experiences as a student, researcher and teacher benefit from deftly structured and well-documented answers.

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Author Elizabeth Fideler (SHS '60) talks about her new book “Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist,”

ElizF.jpgIn 2014, Framingham author Elizabeth Fideler was looking for a new book project when she came across an idea she hadn’t previously considered: profiling an individual who was highly accomplished, yet not famous.

“I knew Margaret Pearmain Welch to be a very interesting woman, but after my research, I understood how truly remarkable she was,” said Fideler, a research associate at the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. “Her story deserved to be told.”

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