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Katie Silcott wears a t-shirt that reads "Your voice has power."

Teach music, spread joy!

Katie Paulson Silcott ’02, ’10 MA spends every day sharing with her middle school students the power of music to build confidence and unite people. She does it so well, she was named a Grammy finalist.

Katie Silcott wears a t-shirt reading "Your voice has power."

Buckeyes are taking on human trafficking

Driven by love and grit, Esther Flores ’01 has created havens where victims of human trafficking can fulfill basic needs and find respite. This edition of the magazine also explores Ohio State through the lens of its longtime photographer, a day in the life of a campus police officer and ways to make your own kite.

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Life schools us: Education lessons from the pandemic

While big challenges accompanied schooling during COVID-19, some practices actually offered improvements, experts say.

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Merijn van der Heijden talks with student at art exhibit

If you’re passively admiring art, this alumna would like a word

The director of Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery says art should be something you do, something that unites people.

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Where future veterinarians learn what’s coming

The Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic eases what can be a trying transition from college to profession.

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Provost Karen Gilliam’s never-ending push to do more

Dr. Gilliam came to Ohio State to help forge a better future — a mission whose seeds were planted in her in childhood.

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10 ways you can help fight homelessness

College of Social Work Dean Tom Gregoire offers compassion, action and understanding to help those who don’t have homes.

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Hey, self-care deniers: some advice to heed

Fisher College of Business researchers Selin Malkoc and Rebecca Walker Reczek share how valuing leisure can benefit you.

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Journey with courageous climate scientists

The Thompsons have braved a fraught path to delve into Earth’s climate history and prepare future scientists.

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She has a head for business and a heart for service

Amber Hammond ’15 started a fashion brand to help the Wayuu women in Colombia sell their handcrafts and escape poverty.

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Buckeye great Rex Kern is, in a word, grateful

The legendary quarterback shares stories about life, football and friends in a new book and reflects on his old helmet.

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