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Spring 2001 Features
Dr. Shirley Raines

A New Reign by Greg Russell
Faculty and staff members erupted with applause when Dr. Shirley Raines was chosen as The University of Memphis' 11th president. A charismatic and self-described "people-person," Raines is a champion of higher education, and her vision for the University will be far-reaching.

Jerry Gray

Making Headlines by Kristen Epler
Considered one of the nation's top journalists, Jerry Gray has enjoyed a sparkling career that has taken him from Memphis to the far reaches of the world. Now a writer for The New York Times, he attributes much of his success to the education he received at The U of M.

Appalachian Trail - Archie Hamilton On the Right Path by Greg Russell
At 22-years of age, Archie Hamilton wanted a new perspective on life. So the U of M philosophy student temporarily shed his school books and set out to conquer the rugged and awe-inspiring 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail.
Marco Talking Heads by Olivia Miller
A super computer that can carry on a conversation with a human may sound like an idea from a galaxy far, far away. But researchers at The U of M have invented a computer that could drastically change the classroom of tomorrow.
   
Dr. Shirley Raines on cover of Spring 2001 issue
Vol. 19 No. 2
Cover art: Dr. Shirley Raines will begin her tenure as the 11th president of The University of Memphis on July 1. Read more.
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