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December 2022

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Making way for students to thrive

A transformative initiative “makes way” for top applicants by aiming to increase financial resources for promising students at every income level and to create a “best-in-class” experience.



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Spinning gold

Spinning gold

In “The Watermen,” Michael Loynd, JD ’99, weaves a compelling tale of how U.S. swimming became an international power in the first decade of the 20th century — and the band of upstart American swimmers who made it so.

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Revised and expanded 2nd edition

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Radio Active

A Memoir of Advocacy in Action, on the Air and in the Streets

King’s Vibrato

Modernism, Blackness, and the Sonic Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Class Notes

Howard “Hank” Bierman

Howard “Hank” Bierman, EN60, was inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in April 2022. At 89, he was the oldest inductee ever. Bierman was a hard-hitting outfielder and third baseman who could play all positions. In 1946, the New York Yankees offered him a contract that was rescinded when they found out he was only 13 years old. In 1951, he played professionally in the St. Louis Browns system, and during the ’50s, he also played in the New York Giants system and other minor league systems. In 1953 and 1954, he played while in the service at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He has lived in California since 1977.

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