Gold Medal Lessons in Leadership
Chemmy Alcott is synonymous with British skiing. A seven-time British National Overall Champion, she competed in four Winter Olympics and won 44 gold medals over the course of her international...
Facing terror
On Friday, April 19, 2013, an unmarked car slipped quickly and quietly through the streets of Boston. There was no need for a siren, because the streets were empty — except for the hundreds of vehicles representing an alphabet soup of law-enforcement...
Editing imagination
Superheroes and antiheroes. Snow White and Jedi knights. American Gods and Hellboy. Those are just some of the colorful characters around whom Dave Marshall (Eagle Class of 2000) spends his days. As editor-in-chief of Dark Horse Comics, Marshall oversees...
Work at play
If you've seen the movie "Big," you may remember this scene: A group of toy executives is listening to a product pitch that focuses more on demographics, market share and revenue projections than on the actual toy in question — a skyscraper that turns into...
Super Scouters!
It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s Super Scouter! These eight volunteers find time for Scouting, family and a whole lot more—and you can, too. Whether your Scouting role requires an hour per week or an hour per week per Scout, finding enough time...
An Eagle’s origin story
When they’re not busy saving the planet, superheroes offer a window into the human condition, says Sterling Gates, the Eagle Scout who writes DC’s The Adventures of Supergirl comic book series based on the Supergirl TV drama. Batman must deal with the...
Faculty profile: Jackie Villadsen, Physics & Astronomy
Professor Jackie Villadsen, physics & astronomy, is helping to answer one of science's burning questions: Are there Earth-like planets in far-off solar systems? To find out, she and her research team are studying bursts of radio waves from stars like the red...
Into the storm
The raging storm was spawning tornado after tornado. It was May 3, 1999, and Reed Timmer and three other college meteorology students watched beside Interstate 44 in Oklahoma while most of the tornadoes vanished as quickly as they formed. But then one...
Reading, writing, and a whole lot more
Despite the many challenges of the past year, Autumn Dodson, WC ’18, BU ’21, was an unstoppable force. More or less simultaneously, she wrote the dissertation for her Doctor of Education at Brenau University and a children’s book, My Teacher Looks Like...