In this issue

Horror and Hope in Haiti

After the island nation was ravaged by an earthquake in January, the writer, a CNN producer, was on a plane there the next day — not simply to cover “the assignment of a lifetime,” but to return to the place of her birth and childhood.

Chipping Away at Cataclysmic Riddles

Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and professor of geosciences, studies geological upheavals such as volcanoes and earthquakes with advanced technology and research techniques, but her subjects are in some ways ancient archetypes: fire and ice.

Where the Wild Things Were

Members of a fall 2009 Adventure Writing class not only explored the Adirondacks together, they embarked on another journey with unknown twists and turns: a collaborative writing effort about their experiences in the wild and in the classroom.

Where Credit’s Due

When supporters point to women’s lacrosse Coach Patty Kloidt as the reason for her team’s rise to a 2008 national championship and perennial dominance, she points to her players and others. And therein, perhaps, lies the secret of her success.

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