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In the House
Last summer, Debbie Hejl, SEHS ’73, stood with fellow history teachers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. As the U.S. House of Representatives photographer got ready to snap the group picture, Hejl heard a voice calling out: “Mrs. Hejl, is that you?” The worlds of education and politics had collided.
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Unraveling the code of a genetic mystery
When the phone rang early one morning in 1993, Harry Orr, CAS’ 71, heard a cousin telling him that a line drawing of his face was on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. After that, phone calls from television producers starting coming in ...
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Rising to the top of the financial field
When Linda Voss, SBA ’82, needed to pare down expenses and improve business results over the past year and a half, she worked with her team to reduce operating costs by $25 million, sold $1.4 billion of undesirable and non-core assets at a profit, and acquired $2.6 billion in assets with higher returns.
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(Not) sleepless in Detroit
School children in Detroit are resting easier, thanks to Sweet Dreamzzz, a non-profit organization that presents a one-of-a-kind sleep education program for at-risk youngsters. Research shows many children — especially from economically challenged households - don’t get enough sleep, affecting health, behavior and academic and athletic performance.
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