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Spring 2007

FEATURES

COVER STORY
A Brush with the Past
Rooted proudly in tradition, classical realist painter Jacob Collins has gained his share of admirers and detractors.
by Margaret Moorman

Breaking News
Wall Street’s demand for high profits is crippling newspapers as they try to make the transition to the Internet. Will papers themselves become as old as yesterday’s news?
by David J. Craig

A Museum Grows in Chinatown
The Museum of Chinese in the Americas grew from the ground up; now it’s being transplanted from its old home on Mulberry Street to new state-of-the-art digs.
by Beth Kwon

The Great Game
In the grand geopolitical chess game, Iran and the United States have both made daring moves. But as tensions heighten, can the Bush administration keep Iran’s president in check? Paul Hond sat down with Columbia’s Gary Sick to get some answers.

A Lifetime Investment
Businessman John W. Kluge ’37CC pledges $400 million to Columbia for financial aid, the largest gift of its kind in the history of higher education.

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS
Letters to the editor

COLLEGE WALK
Blonde Knockout
Colonel of Truth…
Greek Aisles

Poem: Innocent Times

NEWS
Going for Broecker
Merger in the Archives
Shapiro to step down as Barnard president

Sabre-toothed Lion

School of pop
Marshall plan

Cold war protest
Healing and dealing
First-rank scholar
Grant will give access to Emery Roth collection

Understanding ALS

Emergency session
The science of publishing

Dispatches from the front

Neighborly fellows

Gates and Gumbel do it better
Their day in the sun

Columbians in focus

In brief

Newsmakers



SCIENCE, MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY
Untangling minds
A nose for the truth
Katrina’s grim legacy

Learning to truss

Alcohol abuse rises on college campuses


REVIEWS
Moon in the Man
Tunnel Visionary
How the Other Half Works

MY COLUMBIA

FINALS
Truth and Consequences