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Spring-Summer 2002
Vol. 64, No. 3



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A Matter of Application

How do you summarize who you are as a junior or senior in high school and communicate what makes you special to a university admissions officer? Members of the College Class of 2005 share excerpts from their application essays.

The Write Dean
by Jenny Leonard

Combining the roles of the dean of freshmen and director of the writing program, the College takes an innovative approach to helping first-year students make successful transitions to university life.

House Calls
by Jeffrey Marsh

"Our vision is that our home will be something we can talk to," say researchers behind the University's "Smart Medical Home." The walls do not talk (yet), but the multidisciplinary project is providing plenty of new ideas for a healthier future.

The Force of a New Discovery
by Scott Hauser

Setting out to test a textbook definition of the way some subatomic particles interact, assistant physics professor Kevin McFarland and his colleagues may, instead, end up helping to write a new definition.

Golden Harmony
by Jeffrey Marsh

For the past 50 years, the Eastman Wind Ensemble has defined an entire genre in classical music. Current and alumni players - along with past, current, and future conductors - celebrate the ensemble's golden anniversary.

by Jeffrey Marsh

As director of the research division of Microsoft for the past decade, Richard (Rick) Rashid '80 (PhD) has a unique window on future trends when it comes to computing.


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Editor: Scott Hauser
Associate editor: Jeffrey Marsh
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