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Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor 
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director 
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor 
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer 
Katharine Whittemore

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Feature Articles

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Virus Days

Professor Ilan Stavans reflects on the onscreen lives of himself and his students teaching during the year of COVID-19.

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The Promised Land

Thomas Mitchell ’87 closed a loophole in real estate law that’s cheated the Black community from Reconstruction to today.

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The Moderna Era

For a decade, Stephen Hoge ’98’s company had pioneered the messenger RNA approach, but until now, few had noticed or cared.

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Community News

One new (used) tractor, two Watson Fellowship winners, an ’06 state senator for the 7th District of Illinois, 10 innings of history and more.

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Amherst Creates

Nonfiction, comics and memoir highlight this issue's alumni creations, plus three new books of poetry in our Short Takes section.