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Fifteen Questions: Cass Sunstein on SCOTUS, Squash, and The Lampoon

The legal scholar sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss why those disillusioned with the Supreme Court’s direction should not give up on the country’s judicial system. “The law is essential to study so we can maintain its best features and improve on those features that aren’t so good,” he says.

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Constantinos “Dinos” Mekios is an associate professor of Philosophy at Stonehill College by day and a DJ for WHRB radio at night.

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Our Little Interview with DJ Dinos Mekios

Constantinos “Dinos” Mekios, a 51-year-old resident DJ at WHRB, is a philosophy professor at Stonehill College by day; by night, he selects a record to play out of his collection of over 55,000.

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Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, teaches behavioral economics and public policy at the Law School, and the GenEd "Making Change When Change is Hard" at the College.

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Arthur Brooks on How to Be Happy

“Happier people are healthier,” he says. “Happier people are more successful in worldly terms. And happier people are more attractive to others.”

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Dr. Deirdre Barrett Brings Her Dreams to Life

Barrett likes to inhabit the spaces we can’t firmly grasp — the hours between wake and sleep, the gap between the real and unreal, the world of dreams.

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Pandemic Dreams Design

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A dream of Barrett's about walking in Harvard Square, "discovering enchanting little animals who lived on the roofs and who only came down in the middle of the night."

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Fifteen Questions: Gregory Nagy on Heroes, Tricksters, and his Achilles Tendon

The “Ancient Greek Hero” professor sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss what we can learn from the Ancients. “If we sweep under the rug the bad parts of the heroic world, then we won’t understand why we have to keep processing and seeing what their mistakes were, just as we try to imitate what’s good about them,” he says.

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"Night ventures into the light," which Barrett describes as depicting "two creatures made of nighttime feeding a young bird in a sunny garden."

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Dr. Deirdre Barrett is a psychology lecturer and prominent dream researcher.

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Fifteen Questions: Sheila Jasanoff on STS, Objectivity, and Alternative Facts

The professor of Science and Technology Studies sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss how she came to the field and its unique contributions to today's political landscape. “A way forward is to recognize that disputes of facts are often really disputes over the credibility, the honesty, and the integrity of the body finding the facts,” she says.

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Kim Smith

Kim Smith, associate director of retail dining operations for Harvard University Dining Services, is the administrative mastermind behind the reopening of campus cafes like Barker.

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