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Mark Rothko Learns To Paint Outside The Box At Yale

Born in the Russian Empire in 1903, Mark Rothko would not only become one of America’s most celebrated abstract painters, but also a preeminent figure in 20th century art. Although Rothko did not personally subscribe to any one school, he is best known for the color field paintings he produced from 1949 to 1970…

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First MIT Female Astronaut Janice Voss Passes Baton At Alma Mater

Janice Voss (1956-2012) decided her career path at age six after reading Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” a book featuring a woman scientist and adventurer. Voss would go on to become one of NASA’s most accomplished astronauts. Selected for training in 1990 as the first female astronaut from MIT, during the course of her career Voss logged almost 49 days in space…

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Miss America Cara Mund Combines Beauty With Brown University Degree

Cara Mund won the 2018 Miss America pageant, making her not only the first contestant from North Dakota to win the title, but also the first Ivy League alumna to win the contest in the last 64 years. Mund, who began participating in pageantry as a child, has also been a philanthropist since her early teens, and is actively involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation…

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Senator Ted Kennedy’s Southern Roots: UVA Law

Known as the “Lion of the Senate,” Democrat Ted Kennedy was an icon of liberal thought who was elected to Congress nine times, making him one of only six senators in U.S. history to serve more than 40 years. Born in 1932, he was the youngest of nine children in the famous Kennedy family…

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Harvard’s Ruth Simmons Shatters Ivy League Ceilings

In 2001, Ruth Simmons made the history books when she took the helm at Brown University and thus became the first African American president of an Ivy League institution. Before Brown, Simmons served six years as president of Smith College, where she launched a number of important academic initiatives, including the very first engineering program at a women’s college in America…

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No Stranger To Success: The Late-Blooming Fame Of Dartmouth’s David Harbour

Thanks to his iconic role as the surly but soft-hearted Chief Jim Hopper on Netflix’s smash hit “Stranger Things,” David Harbour is currently one of television’s biggest stars. Harbour’s acting career stretches back to the late 90s, and he’s since gained a reputation as one of the most versatile actors around, consistently delivering compelling performances on film, television, and stage…

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