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A Sense of Place

Winter 2015

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in how a space becomes a place. To me, a place is where people feel welcome to hang out, come and go as they please, and return repeatedly.

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Sketch of Anna Shechtman

Puzzling Origins

Fall 2014

Just weeks after my graduation from Swarthmore Will Shortz, crossword editor of The New York Times, asked me to be his assistant for a year.

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Black-and-white drawing of Deb Bergstrand

No Limits

Fall 2014

After nearly 35 years of teaching, I think I finally get it. Sometimes we have to tell students what we want them to know. I’m talking about the really big-picture stuff: broad skills, life lessons ...

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