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Jason Burke in his home standing in front of US Navy flag and backpack with patches
Military Affairs

Witness to an assassination plot

Jason Burke, director of veteran and military affairs, shares his 2008 story in a new James Patterson book. Burke, then a U.S. Navy captain, nearly became collateral damage in a thwarted assassination attempt in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Digital drawing of students working out and doing yoga in the new recreation and wellness center
Student Experience

Building a sustainable campus future

The new Recreation and Wellness Center has been designed with sustainability in mind. It is anticipated the new Recreation and Wellness Center building will be designated as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.


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Class Notes

Summer 2021 class notes

Class Notes: Summer 2021


The three founders of CROSSNET standing together with a volleyball

Chris Meade ’14 helps create new take on volleyball

Bert McDowell sitting on his desk with his diplomas behind him

Magazine names lawyer to its ‘40 Under 40’ list

Jessica Ruderman poses in her commencement gown on the Commons Bridgen

Alumna earns Pulitzer for COVID-19 coverage with New York Times

Alumni and Reunion Weekend October 29-30

About the Magazine

Brian Koonz

Brian Koonz


Janet Waldman

Janet Waldman

Associate Editor

Adam Durso

Adam Durso


Autumn Driscoll

Autumn Driscoll


Vol. 30, No. 2

Vice President For Marketing And Communications
Daryl Richard

Associate Vice President for Integrated Marketing Communications
James Ryan ’02

Brian Koonz, MS ’20

Associate Editor
Janet Waldman, MS ’09

Senior Copy Editor
Donna Pintek

Staff Photographer
Autumn Driscoll

Jamie DeLoma ’06, MS ’11; Adam Durso; Steven Justo, MBA ’20; Lauren Kersten ’10; John J. Lennon; Leah Overbaugh; Susan Salomoni; Jonathan Sawitsky; Lisa Scrofani, MS ’13; Christine Smith, MS ’19; Tad Sterling; Katelyn Westervelt

Photographers and Videographers
Christaan Felber; Peter Gallay ’06, MS ’11; Lauren Geary; Dan Passapera ’23; Justin Schussler ’10, MS ’15; Margaret Smith ’20, MS ’21; Nate Wilhelm ’21

Daryn Rowley; Brian Stauffer

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