Take me out to the ballgame
Baseball nonfiction course offers new perspective on America’s sport
The lens of baseball
Beyond the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, the old ballgame will never again be quite the same for the students in Daniel Schafer’s “Baseball Nonfiction” class.
Forget the play by play, the crack of the bat hitting the ball – even the long, slow call of “Ssttrrrrriiiiiiiikke!” – baseball has given these students a peephole into Americana. And they are relishing every minute.
“I would like them to develop an appreciation for reading and writing,” says Schafer. “Beyond that I want them to see how a story can be rich and complex and different for everyone observing the same event.”
Preserving the Planet
Green Life club members put action behind their words
Begins at home
They hail from all over the country — Wisconsin, Oregon, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey — and Canada too, but they are united in the common goal of preserving the planet we all share. They are McDaniel’s Green Life Club.
The two-year-old club’s leaders have sparked interest in environmental issues on campus with plenty of outdoor activities, speakers and a retreat designed to sharpen leadership skills. Ultimately, the goal is for members, individually or in groups of two or three, to lead a project that will help preserve, conserve or sustain the environment.
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Prominent alum mentors senior on a Wall Street odyssey
Of a lifetime
Julia Wainwright ’16 and Rich Klitzberg ’63 couldn’t be farther apart in their careers.
Klitzberg is the high-powered head of specialty investment firm Klitzberg Associates and Klitzberg Fund Solutions with offices in Princeton and Boca Raton. Wainwright, a stand-out senior Business Administration-Economics double major whose stock picks landed her first place in her investment-class contest, is sending out resumes hoping to land a job on Wall Street.
For seven weeks last summer, Wainwright worked at Klitzberg’s Princeton office with him as her mentor.