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Alumni Stories: JoHanna Rothseid

After her sophomore year at the University of Michigan, JoHanna Rothseid was thinking pretty critically about what she wanted to accomplish during the second half of her college experience. She had been involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. She had declared her major. She was...

Past and Present: A Tribute to Yitz Greenberg

How do we understand the past? This is the basic question of historiography, or how we approach history. One way we can understand history is that the past is fundamentally different than the present. The people who came before us were fundamentally different than us. And of course, that’s true:...

Where have I traveled? Reflections on turning 40

Men at Forty  by Donald Justice (1925-2004)    Men at forty  Learn to close softly  The doors to rooms they will not be  Coming back to.    At rest on a stair landing,  They feel it 

What Have You Learned So Far? A Conversation With Michelle Sawwan

This month's conversation highlights an accomplished Ask Big Questions Alumna. Michelle Sawwan was an ABQ fellow from 2012-2013 while she was completing her master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Virginia. She went on to work in student affairs administration, and is...