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In this Issue

Change. Brought to you by optimists.

Milton Magazine features change agents in this issue—skilled  optimists who have eschewed anger and blame and instead opted for responsibility. They are working on solutions to intractable problems that every day delay social and economic progress for everyone. Milton alumni ask great questions, and they so often shake off the standard responses in favor of unconventional strategies. Dive in, and meet fearless and skillful Milton alumni who are changing some playing fields that matter.

At the same time, Milton students play out projects that allow us to hear and understand emotions that drive our evolving approach to a difficult world.

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Book: Dancing With the Tiger, Lili Wright ’82

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Design: LAMPO, Lindsay Richardson ’00

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Food: Mei Mei Boston, Irene Li ’08

Mei Mei Boston Inspired Chinese-American cuisine Irene Li ’08 launched her third and...

Film: West of Her, Ethan Warren ’04

West of Her by Ethan Warren ’04 Corner Piece Productions, April 2016 West of Her,...

Book: The Accidental Agent, Andrew Rosenheim ’72

The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim ’72 The Overlook Press, July 2016 The...

A Catalyst at Google: Annie Argues for Real Conversations  –  Annie Jean-Baptiste ’06

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Litigating the Right to Marry –  Chris Dusseault ’87

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What Don’t You Understand?  Making Videos that Tackle the Issues that Confound Us. – Joe Posner ’03

The first of Joe Posner’s videos to go viral, he explains, was a robust, animated...

Education. Especially Rural and Public.  – Rebecca Holcombe ’84 

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Art: Eclectic Visions

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In the student lounge of Ware Hall one morning in late May, seventh graders were piecing...

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Emily Reichert, Ph.D.

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