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The Dark Side of Justice

Caught in a bizarre jurisprudence rabbit hole, teenager Joe Donovan got a life sentence for throwing a punch. Sixteen years later, Scott Farmelant ’86 used his PR skills to try to set Donovan free.

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Behind Enemy Lines

Steven Hatch ’91, an infectious-disease MD, braves contagion, sweltering hazmat gear and his own grief to battle Ebola at a jungle outpost in Liberia.

An Epistemology of Scientific Crackpottery

Biochemistry professor Chris Miller can help you distinguish the thin line between the bold heroes of science and the out-and-out charlatans.

Up and Coming

Drones are landing as agents of good in developing countries, thanks to the soaring algorithms of physicist Dimitar Pachov, PhD’11.