Publishing and Diversity: A Panel Discussion
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Publishing and Diversity: A Panel Discussion

This week at the Athenaeum, I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion regarding the current state of the book publishing industry and the representation of diversity in the field. The panel consisted of author and CMC alumni Yi Shun Lai ’96, executive editor Rachel Kahan of William Morrow and Company, and book publicist Kima Jones of … Continue reading

Michael Hiltzik, “What’s Happened to America’s Middle Class?”
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Michael Hiltzik, “What’s Happened to America’s Middle Class?”

This week, I had the pleasure of attending Michael Hiltzik’s talk at the Athenaeum. As a Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist and author, Hiltzik enriched students and faculty on his findings and views on how the middle class gets squeezed by income inequality and unfair government tax benefits. Recently, education and housing prices have increased while remuneration … Continue reading

Prof. Jeffrey Flory, “Do Competitive Workplaces Deter Female Workers?”
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Prof. Jeffrey Flory, “Do Competitive Workplaces Deter Female Workers?”

As a Robert Day School Professor, Jeffrey Flory specializes in development economics and has received grants from the World Bank and the Lowe Institute of Political Economy. This week, I had the honor of attending his Athenaeum talk on the effect of competitive workplaces on female employees. It is common understanding that there are prominent … Continue reading

Pat Crowley: Introducing Insect Protein into Western Cuisine
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Pat Crowley: Introducing Insect Protein into Western Cuisine

This week, CMC alumnus Pat Crowley paid us a visit at the Athenaeum. Pat ’02 is the founder and CEO of Chapul, Inc., a company that is transforming the natural foods industry with its cricket energy bars. Concerned with topics of food and water sustainability, Pat aims to introduce edible insects into the western diet. … Continue reading