Stories

Ben Gruber is turning silliness into success.    by George Sapio

Not many new college graduates can boast a corner office in New York City’s famed Chrysler Building. But that’s what happened to Ben Gruber ’94, who, just one year after graduating, found himself deep in the heart of the Big Apple working...

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Scenes from my work documenting a program that helps once-reclusive Maasai women.
by Jenny Rizzo ’01

The drive seemed endless in an aging four-wheeler with no windowpanes or seatbelts. The red East African earth formed a gritty coating on my skin and teeth. After three hours our driver slowed to a stop under a tree...

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Retired alumnus continues to make important contributions to the wind band repertoire.
by Julie Waters, M.M. ’91

When band director Gregory B. Rudgers ’70 stumbled across a recording in the stacks of his band room in 1976, he couldn’t have known that it would lead him to make a significant contribution to ...

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From professional athlete to the Catholic priesthood.   by Sheryl A. Englund

When the IC football team took the 1991 Division III national title in the championship game against the University of Dayton, quarterback Joe Fitzgerald ’93 was in seventh heaven. Joe remembers with relish, too, standing shoulder-to-shoulder...

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IC oboe and bassoon professors host a worldwide conference on campus.
by Chelsea Theis '08

Professors Goodhew-Romm and Morgan are no longer shoe shopping.   

In fact, they never were. But for over a year, students used “shoe shopping” as code for “Don’t bother...

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