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Twitter for the Skeptical Professional

  If you haven’t used Twitter, the idea may seem a bit silly; you’ve probably heard that people write about what they had for lunch. I thought that at first, but I have come to find it a very useful professional tool. As a librarian,…... » Read more

Looking Back on the Laurel Chain

The moment I picked up my portion of the laurel chain on my graduation day in 2004, I felt a weight on my shoulders that has stayed with me ever since. It has been almost ten years since that alumnae parade, but I will never…... » Read more

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“My Voice” Essay: Must I Be Uncommon?

I am a junior now. And when I look out at the real world on the horizon, it’s decorated with ominous clouds. You see, this is the first time on this trip through life that I haven’t had a map to follow. So far, I’ve…... » Read more

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“My Voice” Essay: Fighting for Reproductive Freedom for a Half-Century

Last February, when the Catholic bishops and congressional Republicans attempted to remove contraceptives from the list of medications freely accessible to all through insurance, many members of the class of 1961 were outraged. As part of the first generation to benefit from birth-control pills, we…... » Read more