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How One of the School’s Most Revered Staff Members is Cementing Her Legacy

Karen Kirchof, long-time Assistant Dean of the Nicholas School’s Career & Professional Development Office, is retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Karen Kirchof has been the cornerstone of career services for students for nearly three decades, dating back to 1990 when she served as a one-woman internship placement office. In the 27

From Green Algae To “Green” Biofuel: Johnson Lab Leads Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium

When Zackary Johnson’s “algae ponds” were first being constructed last summer, there was a lot of speculation by visitors as to what exactly was being built in the large dirt hole next to the Administration Building. Was it a garden? A pool perhaps? It turns out it was equipment to grow algae as part of