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Blair alum Jacob Lurie is currently a professor of mathematics at Harvard. Courtesy of Harvard
Blair alum Jacob Lurie is currently a professor of mathematics at Harvard.

Blair alumni named a 2014 Macarthur Fellow

On Sept. 17, Blair graduate Jacob Lurie was among the 21 people named a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. Lurie, along with the other fellows, will earn a stipend of $625,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Three Denver teens attempt to join extremists in Syria

On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.

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CVS/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.

Blair alum publishes a book on teaching

In her book, Green seeks to dispel the myth that good teachers are born and cannot be taught. She also talks about the ineffectiveness of past education reforms in the United States and compares American teaching methods to those used in Japan.

Michael Brown's death has a lasting effect

Ferguson has entered its third week of conflicts between the police and demonstrators since the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

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We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.
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What’s up with the Secret Service?

But the apparent increase of scandals for the agency in the past few years has begged the question: What is going on with the Secret Service?

Midterms debrief: 2014 election results and what they mean

What to expect on Nov. 4

Predictions and polling have given Republicans an edge in the upcoming race for control of the Senate.However, Nate Silver, the man who predicted all 50 states correctly in the 2012 presidential election, only gives the Republicans a 62 percent chance of winning a majority this Tuesday.