David Bruce’s Watson Year: Studying Cities At Sea

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David Bruce ’13 spent a year traveling the world to study cities threatened by rising sea levels. He recently returned to campus to share his stories. Read the story.

Clown Selena McMahan ’05 on Tour in Haiti

Clowns Without Borders, an international nonprofit arts organization directed by Selena McMahan ’05, is in the middle of touring Haiti to put on shows for children. McMahan reports, “…we performed in a beautiful but isolated ‘solidarity village’ which housed 17 families, internal refugees who left Port-au-Prince after the earthquake.” Read the story.

Anthony Doerr ’95 Bestseller ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ Also Obama’s Pick (Huffington Post)

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Anthony Doerr ’95’s bestseller, All The Light We Cannot See, is one of 17 books President Barack Obama scooped up on a recent shopping spree. The president had stopped at an independent bookstore as a way to draw attention to the importance of patronizing mom-and-pop stores during the holiday shopping season. Read the other titles in Obama’s shopping bag.

President Obama isn’t the only one seeking All The Light; the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog looks at “How Anthony Doerr’s ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Became a Bestselling Novel.”