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  • Linda Fried
    Columbia University
    In describing her profession, the dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health cites Adam Smith, the dean of private property: “He said the role of government is to create the public good that we can only create together, in which everybody gains but nobody profits. Dr. Fried discusses her person - Ed Eckenfels - her place - Illinois Aikido Club - her thing - Michelangelo’s Atlas Slave.
  • Dr. Moiya McTier
    Dr. Moiya McTier
    Moiya McTier official website
    This young astronomer studied astrophysics and folklore and now researches places in our galaxy where livable planets are most likely to form. She’s as rational as the next astrophysicist but acknowledges an early enthusiasm: “I spent way too long, countless hours as a child, trying to move things with my mind, or control fire or the weather.” The making of a scientist.