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August 23, 2010

 

Andrew J. Moyer

Andrew J. Moyer And Penicillin: Saving Lives on a Grand Scale

Soon after the discovery of penicillin, the number of wounded soldiers returning from WWII dying from infection mandated the antibiotic's mass production.

January 14, 2008

 

Shortridge High School

Indianapolis-born Kurt Vonnegut always placed his alma mater--Shortridge High School--beyond the range of his trademark slings and arrows.

April 2, 2007

 

Monon Railroad

Those who follow college football know that the Monon Bell represents the long-time rivalry between DePauw and Wabash Colleges. The 300-pound locomotive bell, first awarded as a trophy in 1932, was a gift from the Monon Railroad. Founded in 1847 as the New Albany and Salem Railroad, the Monon provided service from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River by 1853.

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