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Features
Sonic Youth
Outspoken Young Voters May Power Electoral Outcome
The Audacity of Celie
Boston-based grad Baracks and rolls for her candidate
Worth the Wait
‘McCainiac’ Michael Bilder ’07 campaigns for his longtime favorite politician
Getting the Word Out
Vanessa Tyson Combats Marginalization in Politics
Imperialism in Context
In Europe, Andrew Rudalevige Brings Balance to Talk of Presidential Powers
The Empty Office
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster ’83 finds little time for sitting on Capitol Hill
Moving the Ball Forward
Entrepreneur Joe Watson '87 is Focused on Progress
Finding Common Cause
Roger Craver '63 Pushes a Progressive Agenda for International Social Change
Bangladeshi Beginnings
Ryan Eberts ’04 makes education possible for children in developing country
Pedaling for Katrina Relief
Preston Smith '08 Crossed the Continent to Bring Hope to Katrina Survivors
Following an Altered Course
The Last Word
Glad I Asked
From the Editor
From These Grounds
President's Letter
Shifiting Demographics
Recruitment News
New Scholarship Marks Memory of First Known African-American Graduate
Development News
Complex Tool Propels Research Partnership
Student Stories

Web Exclusives
Kwesi’s Kids
Richard Koenig ’71 tells the story of Kwesi Koomson’s selfless work at Heritage Academy in Ghana
In Memoriam: Ralph Minker ’47,
June 16, 1924 - Aug. 5, 2008
Read Ralph Minker ’47’s obituary and two previous Dickinson Magazine stories.
In Memoriam: Ordinary People
Ralph Minker ’47 opens his memory to close the door on war. This article was originally published in the fall 2000 issue of Dickinson Magazine.
In Memoriam: Blue Hen Gets New Wings
Capt. Ralph Minker ’47 was the guest of honor in 2004 at the dedication at Dover Air Force Base of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft. This article was originally published in the spring 2004 issue of Dickinson Magazine.
Audio Feature: Roger Craver ’63
Listen in on segments from Senior Editor Sherri Kimmel’s interview with a pioneer of direct-mail fundraising.
Audio Feature: Bill Shuster ’83
Listen in as writer Matt Getty discussed the legislative process, the war in Iraq and earmark spending with U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster ’83 (R-Pa.).

Wedding photos
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Departments
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  • From These Grounds
  • 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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