What about Columbia?

It’s been a rough spring on the Morningside Heights campus, where I spent four years nearly a lifetime ago. Sixty years ago I was fortunate and grateful to graduate from…

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A Bridge in Time

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Patapsco River — a crucial link on the east side of the Baltimore Beltway and the way in and out…

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Keeping the Faith

Easter Sunday 1968.  It was April 14.  The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had been assassinated in Memphis on April 4. In those intervening ten days, rioting, looting and…

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“Bigger than Watergate”

“Bigger than Watergate!” The Watergate scandal and the Washington Post reporting (thanks. Bob and Carl) that brought down a president seemed like the apex of journalistic enterprise and achievement in…

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The Eugene L. Meyer Papers

At the risk of sounding grandiose, I’m pleased to announce that The Eugene L. Meyer Papers are now available for public inspection at the Hornbake Library of the University of…

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What’s Up With December 2?

What is it about December 2? Well, on this day in history: Britney Spears was born in 1981. The movie classic “Casablanca” was released in 1941.The Ford Model A was…

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