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Rochester Review
March–April 2014
Vol. 76, No. 4

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Conquering Kool Orane Barrett ’98 has a message for teenagers: embrace your inner nerd. By Karen McCally ’02 (PhD)
barrettKOOL KIDS: Channeling their inner nerds, Barrett and children from a Mount Vernon, N.Y., charter school model Barrett’s line of Kool (“knowledge out of learning”) clothing. The former engineer and investment banker started the company as a way to inspire academic excellence among urban children. (Photo: Charles Sykes/AP Images for Rochester Review) More . . .