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Colorfully crafting change: A Minerva Fellowship brings the hues of Bagru to the world, and new autonomy to its artisans

Jeremy Fritzhand ’10 went to Bagru, India in 2010 as a Minerva Fellow and established a business—Bagru Textiles—that’s helping local artisans gain economic independence. With the aid of subsequent Fellows, one sent each year to work with Fritzhand and the Bagru community, these artisans are thriving in new ways.


Heavy metals found in Gulf of Mexico oysters

Assistant Geology Professor David Gillikin participated in a study that indicates eastern oysters have more heavy metals in their shells and tissues than they did prior to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, which caused the largest off-shore oil spill in United States history.