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2 Message from the President 4 Letters to the Editor 6 News and Notes 10 On Campus 20 Sports 24 From Soil Saviors to Sanctuaries 32 Mowing Less is All the Buzz 34 The Campaign for Every Laurentian 40 Class Notes 76 In Memory 81 From the Archives Spring ’19 On the Cover: Georgia Grzywacs ’19 explores urban agriculture during an internship at Harlem Grown. Photo by Alexander Kusak ’12. Maximum projection image of English ivy ( Hedera helix ‘Curly Locks’) taken at a depth of 63.52μm Uses: Provides winter interest, ground cover, cut flower, will naturalize Wildlife Attractant: Bees, birds, butterflies Resistance: Drought tolerant Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous; fruit is poisonous Pollinators: Wasps, moths, butterflies, flies, bees Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil In this issue, we consider some perspectives on restoring ecological balance. This image is the Fall 2018 winner of the Department of Biology Confocal Image Contest and reveals the microscopic structure of English ivy, a plant that provides numerous environmental and aesthetic advantages to any landscape. stlawu.edu/magazine Spring 2019 | 1

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