From Harvard in 1969, Martin Chalfie wasn’t sure what he would do next. His worst grades had been in physics and chemistry, and a summer research project had failed, so science seemed out of reach. He had a series of short term jobs and then spent two years teaching high school algebra, chemistry and social science in Connecticut..
Meanwhile, this is also a learning opportunity. I sat down for one on one interviews with each of the three leading actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Christina Hendricks. Talking turkey, with a side of cranberry sauce, they each offered insights into their own holiday traditions and how much that contrasts with the way Bad Santa 2 so gleefully trashes the Christmas spirit..
Liebling (JRN’25) wrote the D Day story for The New Yorker;Trotsky’s speech was covered by George Sokolsky (JRN’58), who would have graduated in 1917 had the school not expelled him for “socialist activism;” he was awarded a degree four decades later, when he was a nationally syndicated columnist. And two time Pulitzer Prize winning science reporter John Noble Wilford, a Ford fellow at the school in 1962, wrote the Times’front page story on the moon landing. “I feel incredibly lucky to have been allowed to cover one of the great stories of our time,” said Tom Bettag (JRN’67), whose work as executive producer of the CBS Evening News during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square made the list.
3. Take it easy. Play with your baby. Within minutes I’m travelling at speeds of 178 km/h, soaring 2,896 metres over the Cline Pass. Instead of looking up, I’m now mingling with the rugged, gnarly mountain tops drowning in snow. The sea of trees coating the valley along the Cline River looks like a carpet.
Cornish’s research has been funded with a starter grant of $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, whose officials hope to find a tool for developing nations to quickly and cheaply determine the presence of cholera and other diarrheal diseases. These diseases are often easily treatable but are extremely dangerous, spread rapidly and can kill infected people within hours due to severe dehydration if not treated properly. Candidate in chemistry, seized on the idea of using synthetic biology to create a sensor or test for cholera for her fourth year original research proposal requirement..
“Making this decision has been very easy, because I have such affection and admiration for my two worthy successors,” Gill said in a statement. “Ant and Ian are very different people, they bring very different skills to the table. But they are totally aligned in their ambition for BBH, and they complement each other brilliantly.”.