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College News

Biologist Yolanda Fortenberry receives Hartwell Foundation award

By Alexander Gelfand

On an Equal Footing

Under the mentorship of biophysicist Lydia Kisley, undergraduate researchers flourish

By Adam Hadhazy

Beyond Living the Dream

Sociologist Cassi Pittman Claytor provides a nuanced portrayal of the Black middle class

By Lottie L. Joiner

Shapers of Memory

Art historian Maggie Popkin wins a Rome Prize for her study of ancient souvenirs

By Arthur Evenchik

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EDITOR

Arthur Evenchik

PRINT DESIGNER

Cindy Young

WEB DESIGNER

Sarah Bailey

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Alexander Gelfand
Adam Hadhazy
Lottie L. Joiner

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Roger Mastroianni
Elliot Morrison

Additional photography by Kyra Armstrong, Meagan Emilia Photography, Anthony Gray, Clarke Leslie,
Matthew Lester. Daniel Milner, Annie O’Neill and Keli Schimelpfenig

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Julie Evans

ON THE COVER

Cassi Pittman Claytor, the Climo Junior Professor in the Department of Sociology, studies the economic behavior and cultural ties of middle-class Blacks. As a researcher, consultant and advocate for change, she has inspired efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in retail settings. Photo by Roger Mastroianni.

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