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Articles by Catherine Walker-Jacks (8)

University News

Sotomayor’s memoir chosen as First Reading

March 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Members of the incoming class of 2020 will read “My Beloved World,” a memoir written by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, as their First Readings text.

University News

Alum brings love of bagels to Buenos Aires

February 11, 2016 2 comments

Several days a week, Jacob Eichenbaum-Pikser ’10, owner of Sheikob’s Bagels, sets up his delivery bike on the sidewalks of Buenos Aires to sell bagels.

Election game lampoons political process

University News

Election game lampoons political process

February 2, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Amelia Friedman ’14 created the 2016 Election Game — a card game centered on the antics of presidential candidates and inspired by Cards Against Humanity


TSA experiment at T.F. Green sparks privacy concerns

September 17, 2015 Comments are Disabled

An ongoing Transportation Security Administration program that uses behavioral indicators to select travelers for extra screening has drawn criticism.

Journalist Karen Crouse said she tries to report on sports games through “a different set of eyes” so that readers who do not consider themselves sports aficionados realize athletics can be interesting.

University News

Times reporter shares insight on career path in sportswriting

April 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Sports writer Karen Crouse said she is often called a “psychologist to the athletes,” as though she possessed a special ability to get athletes to open up.

The seed of the idea for the project was planted after Myron Lam ’15 and Linh Tran ’15 lived in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam during summer 2013. Almost two years later, the venture won the Royce Fellowship.

University News

Student juice venture earns Embark Fellowship

April 10, 2015 Comments are Disabled

XOI is a juice made from gac, a fruit indigenous to Vietnam that boasts 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes and 10 times more beta-carotene than carrots.

The University spent approximately $625,000 on snow removal this winter, almost $200,000 more than last year. Staffing costs were the largest portion of expenditures at $440,000, up from last year’s $163,000.

University News

Record snowfall increases removal costs, facilities damage

April 3, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Along with 80 inches of snow and two campus-wide closings, record-breaking snowfall this year also resulted in unprecedented costs to the University.

New performing arts facilities and programs are coming to campus soon to support students’ interest in performing arts and “will become a kind of hub of creative life on campus,” said Vice Provost for the Arts Michael Steinberg.

University News

New venue to blend liberal and performing arts

March 10, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The University will likely have a site selected for its new performing arts venue by this summer, said Michael Steinberg, vice provost for the arts.