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  • 7 January 2016 | 8:38 pm

    Truman Grad Published in National Publication

    Alumnus Conor Gearin (’15) is proof of the versatility of a liberal arts education. The biology and English double major is currently a freelance reporter and poet in MIT’s graduate program in science writing. And, he was recently published in The Atlantic magazine. During his time at Truman, Conor participated in an internship funded by a […]

  • 7 January 2016 | 8:26 pm

    Truman Alumnus Rediscovers Lost Species

    While kayaking down Alabama’s Cahaba River in 2011, Nathan Whelan (’08) pulled out a unique three-banded shell that resembled the nickel-sized body of a Leptoxis compacta snail. The species was declared extinct in 2000, but Whelan had a hunch the L. compacta, or oblong rocksnail, still lived. After running a few tests and comparing the wild-caught […]

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