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Spring 2015

Graduates

Pomp & Circumstance

Want to know why we wear caps and gowns at commencement? We’ve got you covered.

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Saira Blair talking

A Day With Saira Blair

Some days she’s in class at WVU. On other days she’s in her office as the nation’s youngest legislator.

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Horse standing in water

After the Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, alumnus Rustin Moore led the largest horse rescue in the nation’s history.

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Swimmer

A Future on the Side of Equality

Read how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are finding a home at WVU.

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Evansdale campus

A Lot Changes in 40 or so Years

Compare the Evansdale campus of the 1960s with today's. There's been lots of exciting changes.

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Kid thinking

Spring 2015

Everyone had a lot to say, from insights about last issue’s cover story “Where We Go From Here” to thoughts on our new design.

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James Nolan

Policing

Criminology professor James Nolan was a cop in “Murder Town USA” and has researched crime with the FBI. He’s got some ideas on how to create policing that works.

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Blume Family

Your Commencement Stories

We laughed. We cried. We remembered. Now you can, too, with this collection of sweet and laugh-out-loud funny graduation memories.

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Swimmer

Spring 2015

Meet Masters swim champion Janet Bieno McDonough and composer Steven Traugh among many other fellow alums.

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Girl on mountain

Spring 2015

Where in the world are WVU alumni? Check out our map and discover other facts you didn’t know about your fellow alumni.

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Mildred Fizer

Leading 4-H

Mildred Fizer is the first woman in the nation to lead a state 4-H program. The organization was in the midst of an exciting time then and still is today.

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Students w/headsets

Spring 2015

From securing your selfies, to creating mobile PET scanners, WVU is making inventions that affect your life.

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Emily Renzelli

‘Open Your Eyes, America’

When people say that West Virginians don’t often succeed, Emily Renzelli says they’re wrong. She’s just been named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for Law and Policy.

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Kid wearing WVU t-shirt

Spring 2015

This season we welcomed 5-year-old basketball player Nicholas Wince, said goodbye to legend Hot Rod Hundley and bagged a few championships.

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Cheryl Ball

The Evolution of Digital Publishing

Cheryl Ball says people panned the move of book publishing from monasteries just like they’re challenging digital media. Read how she’s making information more open to the public.

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3d Art

Spring 2015

A 94-year-old grad. An artificial hand that works like a real one. A tree from Isaac Newton’s backyard. Learn about these and more.

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Medicine bottles

Pharmacy Museum

What do a pickled leech, bleeding instruments and quinine have in common? The WVU Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum.

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