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Rex Beach – From Forelock to Brisket

                                                       Rex Beach ’97 ’27H, circa 1894 The beginning of the 2012 Olympic games brings to mind the story of Rex Beach, often cited as the College’s first alumnus to win an Olympic medal.  In his memoir, Personal Exposures (Harper … Continue reading

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Flight Into Oblivion

The first edition of Flight Into Oblivion (1938), by Rollins Professor Alfred J. Hanna In 1971 Joan Baez recorded her top-five hit, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.  It opened with the lines: Virgil Caine is my name, and … Continue reading

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