In the Peace Corps' 46 years of existence, 206 Hamiltonians have served the international organization. Each of their stories is unique, but there is a common thread: They learned to win small battles and change the world one life at a time.
A Peace Corps volunteer's memoir of service in Togo, Africa, poses wrenching questions about the value of what she could accomplish: "many trials and probably few triumphs." But she found that in the midst of suffering, hope survived nonetheless.
Cell phones, Facebook, YouTube, Blackboard, instant messaging, P2P — does anyone on the Hill actually have a face-to-face conversation anymore? Social networking technology — so-called "Web 2.0"— is indeed transforming some elements of campus culture, but at least we haven't become the Borg yet. (And for help with that, try Wikipedia.)