Mark Nordenberg’s cell phone lights up. He smiles to see a call from Herb Douglas, the oldest living African-​American Olympic medalist and a University of Pittsburgh alum. Douglas hails from Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, where some community advocates raise questions about how residents will fare amidst the mammoth Hazelwood Green development project currently under…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2019
  • Sub Heading Since stepping down as Pitt’s chancellor, Mark Nordenberg is hard at work creating collaborations to solve critical regional problems.
“Reviewing the following excerpts from some of the 40 first – person profiles I created for the magazine over the past 10 years was an emotional experience for me. How many people get to choose from among the most prominent individuals in their hometown and spend time with them learning their life stories? Some have…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The best of our “What Do I Know?” feature
Minnesota is the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes,’ and northern Minnesota, where I was born and raised, has more than its share. Because Duluth, my hometown, was built on a hill, we had a scenic view of Lake Superior from our home. To me, it was like an ocean. Duluth was a great place…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
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