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  • Reading what she thought was a routine email last spring, Johanna Hendriksen ’19 responded “I’m interested” to her professor about for-credit summer internships. Little did she realize the process her reply would set in motion and the pivotal role that experience would play in her future.
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  • The Chicago Cubs historic 2016 World Series Championship win mesmerized the country.
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  • A friendship that blossomed in theater at Lake Forest College continues today as Charlie Alves ’08 and Tom Sargent ’10 work together to bring that extra spark to Chicago Bulls’ home games.
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  • The College’s physics department has a new view into the universe after a generous donation of telescopes from a local Lake Forest community member.


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  • Emily Ong ’17 and Paul Jones ’18 are the latest Lake Forest students to earn prestigious grants to conduct meaningful research this summer as undergraduate students.
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  • Retiring with Professor William Martin were Associate Professor of Spanish Lois Barr, Professor of Spanish David George, and Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics Lou Lombardi.


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  • Professor William Martin retires from chemistry faculty


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  • In 2002, Professor of Biology Shubhik DebBurman wrote a National Science Foundation grant proposal with an idea for an online student-run, peer-reviewed undergraduate life sciences research journal. 


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  • Students who take Professor Glenn Adelson’s Who Speaks for Animals class in the fall will meet with Temple Grandin, the speaker and animal activist who is known for her inspiring story about learning how to communicate as a child with autism, before she delivers the Oppenheimer Lecture on October 6.
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  • It was not your typical quiz.
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  • Work on the renovation and expansion of Johnson Science Center—the most visible project in Access: The Campaign for Lake Forest College—has begun.


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  • While all areas of academic study are of equal importance to the Campaign work on the Johnson Science Center this summer prompted us to take a closer look at the sciences in this issue.


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  • As the next presidential election draws near, it goes with the territory that the candidates make news and draw public attention on a daily basis. The proliferation of social media—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more—makes the media spotlight ever wider.


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  • Gummere was born in Boston in 1939 to Francis Barton Gummere and Dorothy Lippincott Gummere.


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  • You can pay tribute to Spike by completing a note or sharing a special memory about him here. The notes and memories will be compiled and shared with him during Homecoming 2016.


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  • Since 1968, Spike has:
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  • The Field School was supported by Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture, an $800,000 four-year grant (2015–2018), which the College received from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • What started as a side interest at Lake Forest College has become this Forester’s passion, and she’s sharing that passion with people in Hong Kong. 

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  • Ellen Mosey inspired many during her 17-year career as the director of public information through an open-door policy she extended to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


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  • Jonathan Atkin ’71 loves to be in the air, but kept his feet firmly on the ground while his drone-mounted camera hovered 100 feet over campus in a two-day photo shoot last fall.

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  • The theme on campus for Homecoming Weekend is Heroes and Legends. That got Spectrum thinking about some of our own heroes and legends that have shaped the lives and character of Lake Forest College over the years. With the help of Anne Thomason, the new archivist and librarian for special collections, we dug through our files to recount the stories of five faculty and staff members whose influence carried Lake Forest College to new heights.


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  • Read our “All-Access” brand statement here.
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  • Lake Forest College’s proximity to Chicago provides opportunities for students wanting to establish careers in business. And with such course offerings as Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship—and the College’s new minor in entrepreneurship starting in the Fall 2014 semester—current students are now getting more preparation than ever for starting up businesses of their own.
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  • The next five years will be an active, productive time at the College, based on an ambitious new strategic plan that will strengthen academic programs, prepare students for success, improve the campus and enhance our reputation. Endorsed by the Board of Trustees in October 2013, the new plan is entitled “Planning Priorities for Lake Forest College: 2013–2018.”

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  • What some Lake Forest faculty like to do on their own time.
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  • Amid growing national and international interest in this topic—President Barack Obama announced a major research initiative to map the brain in April—Spectrum spoke with several Lake Forest faculty and alumni to find out what they’ve learned about the brain through their own research and work.
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  • The shared experience of a Lake Forest education motivates Foresters to network and help each other find jobs and internships—online and off.
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  • From Commons to the ice rink, Foresters remember great bands—big and small—that played on campus.
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  • At Lake Forest, there is a long tradition of service to others, and many Lake Forest alumni have dedicated their lives to pursuits that benefit people beyond just themselves and their families. In this segment, we pay homage to seven such Foresters.
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  • Making the College stronger and making an outstanding education possible for Foresters today and well into the future, donors have already given a record $100,243,933 a year before the Campaign’s 2012 deadline.
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