The remarkable story of Tom Vilsack began in a Pittsburgh orphanage where Dolly and Bud Vilsack adopted him. He grew up in Squirrel Hill and graduated from Shady Side Academy and later Hamilton College and Albany Law School.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading The citizen
I knew my son before he was born. “That’s ridiculous,” my mother said. I was seven months pregnant and had just told her that my unborn son had a great sense of humor.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading After a lifetime on the go, Lori Jakiela knew her time to stay put had come
The wrecking ball that has moved through the U.S. economy, taking down investment banks, fitness chains and donut shops, is threatening a group of institutions not usually mentioned on the nightly business report.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Higher-​ed braces for tough times
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