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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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