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  • A Champion of Pragmatic Compromise February 20, 2018
    A new biography of John Marshall shows how the influential Supreme Court chief justice promoted the judiciary and a strong federal governmentJohn Marshall became one of the most influential chief justices of the United States Supreme Court, even though he had completed just one year of grammar school and six weeks of law school. How […]
  • Tufts University Provost David Harris Named President of Union College February 20, 2018
    After six years of innovation and success at Tufts, Harris will lead the New York liberal arts collegeDavid Harris, who has been provost and senior vice president at Tufts University since 2012, has been named the next president of Union College, a liberal arts college in Schenectady, New York. He will take up his new […]
  • Not Business as Usual February 16, 2018
    Jack Derby, recently named to the Cummings Family Professorship in Entrepreneurship, gets students consulting for companiesJack Derby, long-time professor of the practice in entrepreneurial marketing and sales, understands what makes some businesses tick with the precision of a Swiss watch and why even the most earnest startups often fail. As the former CEO of multiple […]
  • In Search of a More Free Place February 15, 2018
    Historian Kendra Field tells the story of the post-Civil War migration by African Americans to Indian Territory When Kendra Field was growing up in New Jersey, her grandmother told her stories about her own grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Brown, an African American who migrated from the U.S. South to Indian Territory—current-day Oklahoma—in 1870 in search of […]