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Tulane Magazine

June 2017

Helen Mirren Wows
Regal, yet down to earth, actress Helen Mirren addressed the graduates of Commencement 2017. Her funny, heartwarming and inspirational speech included rules for a happy life. By Faith Dawson

Re: Defining NOLA
Where others saw only poverty and despair, Matt Schwartz and Chris Papamichael recognized an opportunity to create a new New Orleans for all. Now they have asked fellow Tulane alum Morris Adjmi—an architect who blends the modern with the historic—to join them in their continued quest of building up and giving back. By Mike Luke, TC’04

Heart of Gold
The Good Samaritan medical student whose heroics inspired a nation isn’t finished being a hero. Dr. Peter Gold (SLA ’12, M ’16) and his closest friends from Tulane are building a ‘Strong City’ to stop the violence—and they want your help. By Keith Brannon

The Joys of Being Peggy Wang
From singing and playing with her indie rock band, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, to helping start up BuzzFeed, Peggy Wang, a 2001 computer science major, has followed the road less traveled. She’s also perfected the ‘hack’—silly (and not so silly) techniques for managing time and activities more efficiently. By Madina Papadopoulos, NC ’06