Is Timothy McVeigh’s prosecutor still arguing cases? Where’s the cop who blew the whistle on police corruption? With Joe Camel gone and smokers relegated to sidewalks, what’s left for an anti-smoking crusader to crusade against? How 13 alumni have changed in the years since they were first profiled in the magazine.

  • Pulitzer winner Debby Applegate ’89 swore she’d never write another book. Did she mean it?
  • African-American playwrights are increasingly finding success in mainstream theater. Tom Jones ’78—who has 40 plays and musicals under his belt—sees this as a blessing with a downside.
  • Even after exposing widespread police corruption and retiring with a meager pension, David Durk ’57 has fond memories of his time on the force.
  • After a five-year run as Ben & Jerry’s president and COO, Chuck Lacy ’80 is now a cattle farmer.
  • Joe Camel is gone, but Alan Blum ’69 continues to fight.
  • David Suzuki ’58 bemoans the fact that viewers have not taken a more active role in conservation as a result of his popular nature show.
  • Joseph Hartzler ’72, lead prosecutor for the Oklahoma City bombing case, stepped off the fast track (again).
  • Federal law kept Maggie Yarlott Brown ’81 out of combat as a Naval aviator. So she flew in a different direction.
  • Graydon Parrish ’99 made news when Amherst trustees bought his senior project. Since then, he’s built a career as a realist painter.
  • Rosanne Haggerty ’82 hopes to house 100,000 homeless people—and to do it really soon.
  • His parents are happy to have him back in Boston, but Oscar Báez ’08 won’t be staying long.