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Summer 2009

Sisters in Arms: Military Alumnae Find Fulfillment in Uniform

With dust storms swirling above, explosives dropping in the evenings, and the Army rolling in, Air Force Major Kimberly Calcutt McQueen ’99 sat atop Saddam Hussein’s former private terminal at the Baghdad airport in the summer of 2007, maintaining the communications network for Air Force…... » Read more

Salamanders Signal a Global Warning

A young alumna’s discovery in Yellowstone National Park is causing a stir far beyond its gates and has sobering implications for the future of the planet. For nearly five years, Sarah McMenamin ’04 has been conducting research on a subspecies of tiger salamander, called Ambystomatigrinum,…... » Read more

You Asked; She Answers—President Creighton Addresses Alums’ Questions

The Quarterly invited alumnae to submit questions for President Joanne V. Creighton to answer. You sent many, and she chose which to answer here. Others will feed into a farewell article planned for the end of Creighton’s presidency next spring. Q. I was a student…... » Read more

A Short History of Philosophical Ideas about Infinity

Illustration: Elwood Smith Note: This article is part of "What Everyone Should Know About...", a Quarterly series by MHC professors. Almost the earliest pieces of writing we possess speculate and argue about the infinite. Greek philosopher Zeno's paradoxes are probably the earliest. One of them…... » Read more