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This is the grave of Alfred Hershey. Born in 1908 in Owosso, Michigan, Hershey grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University. He graduated from Sparty in 1930 with a degree in chemistry. He stuck around for his PhD in bacteriology and got that in 1934. His initial research was on brucellosis, spread from […]
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Molly Worthen is one of our top historians of religion and a frequent writer on the contemporary state of higher education. She has an excellent Times op-ed about how the pandemic has shown the absolute necessity of including a strong humanities component in American medical education. There were signs of a reckoning at the very […]
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This sure isn’t alarming at all….. Suppose you wanted to do a study of diet and nutrition, with thousands of participants randomly assigned to follow one meal plan or another for years as their health was monitored? In the real world, studies like these are nearly impossible. That’s why there remain so many unanswered questions […]

Black in America

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On April 16, 2018

Q: Why do black babies and black mothers die at rates far higher than white babies and white mothers? A: Because black lives do not matter to white people. From 1915 through the 1990s, amid vast impro

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