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Mercer and his beloved dog, Rollo
Courtesy of the Mercer Museum & Library

Alumni

Brief life of an innovative ceramicist: 1856-1930

 

12.8.17

A portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted by Robert Feke

Robert Feke’s rendering of Benjamin Franklin

Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856

Two hundred and seventy years ago, Benjamin Franklin did something highly unusual. He retired.

1.16.18

The official nominees for 2018 are announced.

1.5.18

Bryan Stevenson

Photograph by Tia Chapman

“I don’t think slavery ended in 1865 I think it just evolved. I think it turned into decades of terrorism and violence and lynching.”

12.13.17

A scene from Newport’s dramatic Cliff Walk

Photograph courtesy of Discover Newport

Visiting Newport, Rhode Island, during the winter

January-February 2018

Nancy Churnin’s biographies for children span time and space. 

 

 
 

Nancy Churnin’s picture-book biographies for children span time and space.

January-February 2018

Father Columba Stewart

Photograph by Guytano Magno/Hill Museum & Manuscript Library/Saint John’s University

A globe-trotting monk with the Benedictine “survival gene” seeks out treasured manuscripts.

January-February 2018

Dara Horn

Photograph by Michael B. Priest

 

Dara Horn breathes life into classical Jewish sources.

January-February 2018

Colin Jost (left) with his co-host, Michael Che, at the Weekend Update desk for Saturday Night Live

Photograph by Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Comedian Colin Jost, from Shouts and Murmurs to Saturday Night Live

January-February 2018