News in brief – pictures and stories

What have the scholars been up to? Here are the latest highlights, in easily digestable bites. 

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Previous scholar Deanie Vallone is currently doing a writing internship for the Skylight Music Theatre and has just participated in NaNoWriMo, writing over 50,000 words. The literary journal, Prick of the Spindle, will be publishing two of her poems.

1450269_10201039573423753_1430837276_nDeanie has recently written for national UK newspaper The Independent on what’s involved in a liberal arts education, and on what it’s like being at Cambridge as an American.

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Scholar Stephen Worden visited Indonesia and Malaysia as part of his post-Cambridge travelling adventure. Here are some of his pictures.

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Several of the Davies-Jacksons met in Cambridge for tea with The Master.

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Nothing but serious before the portraits

Previous scholar John Doffing and his company, Walls 360, were recently featured in Forbes. The article discusses marrying art with tech in Las Vegas.

Screen shot 2013-12-07 at 09.06.21Previous scholar Lindsay Brainard has just completed her second Master’s degree (M.A. in Philosophy of Science) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is preparing for her exam to advance to PhD candidacy.

Lindsay returned to Cambridge this summer, as she does most summers, to teach at a summer school – and to attend May Balls.

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430096_675981086753_461396544_nLindsay also visited with some of the other scholars, seen here at the incredibly tasty and affordable St. John’s buttery.

430104_882890713096_752421554_nIn November, previous scholar J. Nathan Matias gave an Ignite talk at NewsFoo: Can Gender Metrics Make the News More Diverse? This five-minute video is what Nathan calls ‘the clearest summary of my primary work at the Media Lab so far’.

While over, Nathan visited Cambridge and met with both previous and current scholars at The Master’s lodge.

Screen shot 2013-12-07 at 09.22.05And finally, yours truly has recently been elected into the Johnian Society Committee. Starting in 2014, the six-year role will involve organising events for John’s alumni.

Your humble editor has also written some bits and bobs, like this piece for The Independent on doing high-level sport while at Oxbridge; and this piece for the Guardian on Cambridge student and injured national triathlete Charlotte Roach. The suite of others can be found here.

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To finish, while we’re at it, why not a picture of St. John’s at Christmas time? Happy holidays.

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