Letter from campus: Football 101

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Football 101, the kick-off event of the Kelly Cares Foundation, promised an inside view of football, a quick course in the hows and the whys and the what-the-hell-is-a-tight-end type of questions the average but not overly schooled female fan might ask.

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Unbalanced: Doctor, doctor

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

After surviving a morning of teeth-rattling chills, I checked WebMD to see what illness my symptoms might indicate. I was expecting a list of flu, strep throat, bronchitis. Normal stuff. Instead, the first thing I saw was: Plague.

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Unbalanced: The left-in-the-middle

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

At the family gathering, I’d been quizzing my cousins about best choices in smartphones, laptops and other techno-gadgets. But from the grief-stricken look my cousin Bob gave me, you would’ve thought I’d announced I had cancer.

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Letter from campus: The old and the new

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

The alum I called had lost his job last year, about six months after his wife lost hers. His story was far too typical of the knavery occurring in a nation reeling under a recession. One day at work he was told to inform several people in the office that they were being “let go.”
Once he finished that unpleasant task, his boss summarily fired him, too.…

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Paper art a cut above

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Batill
When one of her friends had a baby, Nicky Batill ’96 would produce the perfect gift to hang on the nursery wall: layered paper art scenes depicting the child’s name or initials, or maybe a fanciful depiction of a giraffe, elephant or cow.

After years of giving her paper art as gifts, Batill finally took the advice of those on the receiving end. “I think it was the 100th person who said ‘You really should sell these,’” she says, that finally convinced her to market the original artwork.…

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