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Summer 2008

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Sherri Kimmel, Senior Editor

Lauren Davidson, Assistant Editor

Matt Getty, Contributing Writer

Michelle Simmons, Contributing Writer

Higher and Higher Education
What is the true cost of a college education—and is it worth it?
Carlisle Conversations
Students mine the riches—past and present—of the community surrounding the college.
The Last Living Link
George Yuda '47's recollections of his Indian School connections are sought out far and wide.
A Newfashioned Leader
Jennifer Ward Reynolds '77 talks about women in leadership as she becomes the first female board chair.
An Ocean of Umbrellas
The wettest Commencement in recent memory didn't drench graduates' joy.
Sandia at its Peak
Alumni couple's generosity lends tuition relief to students in central Pennsylvannia—and the Southwest.
Reconstructing Lives
A British scholar enlists college and community members to connect the strands of an Indian School student's complex past.
Quiet Strength
Successful bid to save a dying friend led to medical crises from which Sean Rhoads '07 is still recovering.
Expanding Avenues for Women
The Last Word
From These Grounds
President's Letter
The Cost of Competition
Recruitment News
A Second Family
Andres Israel '11 finds home away from home during trial with cancer.

Web Exclusives
Video Feature: Cover Photo Shoot
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot of one of the three graduates featured on this issue’s cover
PowerPoint: From PA to Thailand: Building Communities’ Skills to Address Environmental Issues
View a presentation by members of ALLARM after volunteering in Thailand
Howard Long, professor emeritus of physics, and John Steigleman, retired department technician, honored by Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania
Faculty Retirement Citations
Read tributes to emeriti professors Leon Fitts, Gisela Roethke and Janet Wright
Building a Base for Success
Caroline Salamack ’08 receives grant to help single mothers find ways out of poverty
Write On
Alex Zobel ’08 honored in The Atlantic Monthly’s student writing contest
Writers Offer Wisdom
Cogan Fellows shine light on writing success
Survivor’s Story
The whole story of Susanne Fost Jeffries ’71’s battle for her life
Eyes on the Balustrade
A tribute to the life of Erwin Wickert ’36 by Senior Editor Sherri Kimmel
Blog: Cross-Eyes: Travels as American Twins
Through their narrative and photos, travel around Europe and Southeast Asia with Spencer Bailey ’08 and his brother Trent.
Audio Feature: Jennifer Ward Reynolds '77
Listen in on Senior Editor Sherri Kimmel’s interview with Dickinson’s first female chair of the board of trustees.

Wedding photos
Alumni Wedding Photo Gallery

  • Letters
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  • Recruitment News
  • Campus News
  • Glimpses of Our Past
  • Campus Kudos
  • Sports
  • Development News
  • Alumni News
  • BookEnds
  • Class Notes
  • Obituaries
  • The Last Word
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