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For a union ‘better than it was’

For a union ‘better than it was’

September 13, 2019

He helped write the first anti-lynching law, and served as lead attorney for Homer Plessy, the defendant in the 1896 segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson. Long forgotten, Albion Tourgée, Class of 1862, is attracting renewed attention for his work for racial equality in the post-Civil War South.

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Ice cream and entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Ice cream and entrepreneurship in Manhattan’s Chinatown

March 13, 2019

Christina Seid ’02 mixes it up at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, bringing new flavors to her family’s deep Chinatown roots.

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A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

A son sets out to make an iPhone app to communicate with his father

March 6, 2019

“It’s essentially closed captioning for personal conversations,” says Brandon Isobe ’10 of the app that he and his father, who is deaf, developed to render speech to text.

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A winning track record

A winning track record

February 28, 2019

One of the most decorated athletes in Rochester’s history, Kylee Bartlett ’19 is looking to repeat as national pentathlon champion this weekend, and is cherishing the balance she’s found in her final season.

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Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

February 27, 2019

Acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock ’09E is sharing her social vision as artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizing a series of performances designed to explore ideas of identity, objectification, and history.

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‘The memories of what happened to us then will never go away’

‘The memories of what happened to us then will never go away’

February 6, 2019

By the time of her death at age 103, Olivia Hooker ’62 (PhD) was an early witness to devastating acts of racist violence, the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard, and a prominent psychology professor.

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First in the family

First in the family

February 5, 2019

“I grew up feeling I would go to college no matter what,” says Hajim Scholar and computer science major Maisha Idris ’19. Idris’s story is striking, but not unusual at Rochester, where about 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation, or “first-gen” students.

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Superman at 80

Superman at 80

February 1, 2019

The iconic superhero, who turned 80 in 2018, has come in and out of fashion. Historian and Rochester alumnus Ian Gordon ’93 (PhD) explores why.

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Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

January 14, 2019

Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) is the acclaimed author of 26 suspense novels. His latest, The Burglar, follows The Bomb Maker, cited by The New York Times as one of 2018’s best thrillers.

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An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

December 19, 2018

A string of critically acclaimed appearances in the great opera houses of Vienna, Munich, and Paris have established Erin Morley ’02E as one of the most in-demand performers. Her latest role as Pamina in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, opens in December.

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