In Memoriam: Hubbard M. Smith '57

Amherst College notes the passing of Hubbard M. (Hub) Smith '57. He joined the staff of the college as assistant alumni secretary in 1985 and retired as associate director of development in 1995.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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Medical Sleuthing

By Caroline J. Hanna

World War II was well under way when three researchers gathered in Red Wing, Minn., to consider a mystery that was confounding the military brass: Why were Air Force pilots passing out midflight—specifically, during high-speed airplane maneuvers and most often while quickly pulling up after dive-bombing?