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Dec.17, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 6

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MitchDaniels '71

Tackling Indiana's economy

When it comes to the future of his state, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels ’71 is thinking big. But his first term demonstrates how bold action might not be the surest ticket to a second term. The governor has ruffled so many feathers that two...

Lauren (Holuba)Nelson '04

Serving soldiers and their families

Lauren (Holuba) Nelson '04 never imagined that she would become a military spouse. Although she grew up near West Point, she never had been there and knew almost nothing about the military. But after marrying West Point graduate Tom Nelson in...

ChristopherEllinger '78

Inspiring people to give more away

Americans on average give away 2.4 percent of their household income per year. Christopher Ellinger ’78 thinks most Americans can do better. So Ellinger, who by his mid-30s had given away half of his large inheritance from his grandparents,...

MartinSeligman '64

Figuring out happiness

Want to be happy? It’s pretty simple, actually. Put aside the toys. Figure out what you’re good at. And then apply your strengths to a greater purpose. And don’t forget to cultivate optimism along the way. That, in a nutshell, is what Martin...

AlisonBadgett '01

Fighting for affordable housing

Alison Badgett ’01, executive director of Homes for New Jersey, is pushing politicians in New Jersey to make good on their promises to build inexpensive homes. About a year ago, when New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine warned that the state’s budget...
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