Laura Skandera Trombley


Susan Andrews

Managing Editor & Designer

Emily Cavalcanti

Contributing Writers

Susan Andrews · Andra Belknap '09 · Carol Brandt · Carlos Campos '99 · Emily Cavalcanti · Ciara Ennis · Elena Fanjul-Debnam '10 · Tanya Johnson-Ruffin · Dan Mitchell '08 · Marilyn Ray '92 · Jessica Schwartz '08 · Leanne Stein '05

Contributing Photographers

Johnathon Baruch de la Pardo · Emily Cavalcanti · John Lucas · Alice Maples 09 · Rory Reiff

Contributing Designer

Stephanie Guerra

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About the cover

A static, archaic pattern is interrupted with washes of blue to symbolize rebirth. The world is integrated into the design to represent the change inherent in our local-global community.

Cover designed by Emily Cavalcanti