In Marty’s World (cell phone inventor)

In Marty’s World (cell phone inventor)

By Koren Wetmore | With his signature charm, Martin “Marty” Cooper (EE ’50, M.S. ’57) will not only tell you an improbable idea is possible, but he’ll also map out a way to achieve it. If you don’t believe it, consider your smartphone. In the early 1970s,...
Donor Story: Dotty Weiss

Donor Story: Dotty Weiss

By Koren Wetmore | On a golden afternoon in Westfield, N.J., Dorothy “Dotty” Weiss gingerly grasps a pencil and sketches several snowdrops harvested from her flower garden. The simple act brings her great joy—as do the sculptures and paintings she has created over the...
Bringing Health to the Hurting

Bringing Health to the Hurting

By Koren Wetmore | Mothers carry emaciated children, many unconscious or in comas, through the doors of the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence. Bones jut starkly from their small, brown frames, their bodies ravaged by malnutrition—not...
Mad Kiters

Mad Kiters

By Koren Wetmore | Eddie Davison dons headphones and firmly grasps the curved control bars of his quad-lined Revolution sport kite. Limp Bizkit rages in his ears as he lifts the kite, spins it, then pulls it to a dead stop. It hovers like a purple bow tie out 20 feet...
Ambassador of Animals

Ambassador of Animals

By Koren Wetmore | Cameras roll for the live media event at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Marty the porcupine crawls among the fall decorations atop a table as his handler stands gently holding his tail. All seems perfect until Jane Ballentine, M.A. ’91, the...