True Maroons: Gabriel McElwain, Willie Davis, Edward Tenner, and more

"Inspiration Rules at Songwriting Workshop" (Southtown Star, Jun. 28, 2009)
Songwriting-workshop instructor Gabriel McElwain, AB'03, says he learns more about his craft when teaching it to teens than when doing it himself.

"When Stats Bite Back" (Dispatches, Atlantic, Jun. 24, 2009)
Writing about using statistics to consider human worth, Edward Tenner, AM'67, PhD'72, quotes F. Scott Fitzgerald: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."


  • "Local Geneticist, 84, to Get $500,000 Prize" (Chicago Tribune, Jul. 1, 2009)
    In October Janet Rowley, PhB'45, SB'46, MD'48, receives the 2009 Peter and Patricia Gruber Genetics Prize for her findings that establish cancer as a genetic disease.

  • "Hall Named Dean" (UA News, Jul. 1, 2009)
    James A. Hall, AM'75, has been named dean of the University of Alabama's School of Social Work.

  • "Hewitt Associates Appoints Green to Board" (Business Wire, Jul. 1, 2009)
    Judson Green, MBA'76, joins the board of directors for Hewitt Associates, a global human-resources consulting company.

July 1, 2009