The bomb exploded Thursday in Kabul, Marina Omar's home city. She found out in her 8 a.m. English class at Piedmont Virginia Community College, leaving her a day full of hours to worry about her family in Afghanistan, particularly a beloved uncle and two rosy-cheeked cousins. Omar didn't have time to eat that day, let alone try to call home.
Seven years ago, Jon Gottshall began to document an odyssey, one that brought him to the brink of where intellect meets instinct, where tame meets wild. While pursuing a master's degree in history at California State University-Fullerton, Gottshall traveled to various colleges to complete his research.
He stood on the Lawn early one November morning, surveying the University's architectural jewel, wondering how he could transfigure Jefferson's legacy. "This can't look like a carnival or a barber shop," Ralph Himelrick said to fourth-year trustee Michael Huneke.