Fire Power

James Beard Award winner Ann Kim ’95
is bringing the heat to the Twin Cities.

Alma Mater statue.

First Class

How Contemporary Civilization laid the foundation for the Core Curriculum.

The Eco Entrepreneur

John A. Mascari ’08 aims to make
your cleaners greener.

CCIT Winter 2019 issue front cover
Issue Masthead

Volume 47 Number 2
Winter 2019–20

Alexis Boncy SOA’11

Executive Editor
Lisa Palladino

Deputy Editor
Jill C. Shomer

Associate Editor
Anne-Ryan Sirju JRN’09

Forum Editor
Rose Kernochan BC’82

Contributing Editor
Thomas Vinciguerra ’85

Art Director
Eson Chan

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