SPINNING THE RECORD – WINTER 2017

When you think of the leader who has had the most influence on you as a person, who comes to mind? An international luminary whose reputation is worldwide? Or someone whom perhaps no one but you knows... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – FALL 2016

Nineteenth-century abolitionist, author, and social activist Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) said, “Women are the real architects of society”—quite a statement coming from someone who lived in... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – SUMMER 2016

Background: Kreitzberg Library. Nearly three years ago, as we were putting together the “NU in Flight” issue of the Record, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rudolph Treml ’62 (formerly Rudolph... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – SPRING 2016

If I had to describe Carol Todd in a single word, it would be “gracious.” In everything she did, in everything she said, and especially in how she dressed, Carol exuded grace, charm, and impeccable... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – WINTER 2016

When I was six, my father started the first-ever girls’ softball league in my hometown. When I was seven—after small-town politics prevented the girls from using the boys’ Little League diamond—he... Read More

Spinning the Record – Fall 2015

The way knowledge is acquired is being altered before our very eyes. The Aristotelian model of sitting at the feet of the master no longer applies. Further, information formerly found only amid musty... Read More

Spinning the Record – Summer 2015

It goes without saying that without water there would be no life as we know it. Found in every cell in our bodies, the tasteless, odorless, colorless compound of two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom comprises... Read More

Spinning The Record – Spring 2015

Every issue of the Record proves to be a humbling experience. No matter how hard I try to avoid errors, something inevitably slips past me and my staff. The winter 2015 (Vietnam) issue was no exception.... Read More

Spinning The Record – Winter 2015

From 1964 to 1973, some 3.4 million GIs served in the war in Southeast Asia. Throughout those ten years, and in the decades that followed, the American people were affected in different ways and to different... Read More

Spinning the Record – Fall 2014

Summer is marked by graduations, weddings, and family reunions. This past June I was able to participate in two such happy occasions: the wedding of my brother and the high-school graduation of my niece. My... Read More