Natural Sciences Summer Research Program

Mackenzie Deane ’15 and Professor Tina Saxowsky worked together this summer during a summer research project looking at the growth of yeast cells. While many of her friends might be out enjoying the sunshine this summer, Mackenzie Deane ’15 will be donning her lab coat…

The Career Whisperer

New Graduate Had a Job Before He Had a Diploma Many college seniors encounter a real-life challenge even before they graduate—finding a job that matches their interests and skills and pays the bills. Hans Stegemoeller ’14, however, didn’t have the same struggle. Stegemoeller received a…

Bill Foege: A Prankster for Positive Disruption

It may sound like a stretch, but the eradication of smallpox is directly connected to a young man slipping chewed-up rubber bands into his boss’ pipe tobacco. That young man was Bill Foege ’57, the somewhat mischievous son of a Lutheran minister who pastored the…

Spreading Curiosity, Caring and Compassion Through ‘Humanosphere’

In today’s information-overload media landscape, we’re continually bombarded by images and stories of tragedy—across oceans and painfully close to home. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions in response: sympathy, gratitude—and even, increasingly, “sympathy exhaustion” or “compassion fatigue.” Fueled by a hyperawareness of bad…

William Foege ’57: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

William Foege ’57 receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama Dr. William Foege received the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at a White House ceremony on Tuesday, where President Barack Obama called him a leader in “one of medicine’s greatest success stories.”…