Alumni Profiles

Michael Bien '77 and Jane Kahn '77

A Lengthy Courtship: Michael Bien ’77 and Jane Kahn ’77

California’s governor was still flexing his muscles on the silver screen when this husband-and-wife pair of attorneys first took the state to court for prison abuses. Today, Coleman v. Schwarzenegger is almost old enough to vote.

Harnessing the Power of Hogwarts: Andrew Slack '02

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take the energy of 100,000 Harry Potter fans and apply it to the public good? The founder of the HP Alliance thought so, too — and the outcome is pure magic.

Reading, Writing and Race: Hilary Moss, Ph.D.’04

To school or not to school? An American history professor builds on her dissertation topic to enlighten readers about the surprising 19th-century controversy surrounding the education of African-Americans before the Civil War.