Alvin From (BSJ65, MSJ66)

“Medill changed my life. In 1966, as I prepared to return to Chicago to begin work as a reporter after Medill’s inaugural Washington Program, I was recruited for a job in LBJ’s War on Poverty. ‘You can write about poverty or you can do something about it,’ Pulitzer Prize winner and Medill alum Edgar May told me. I took Ed’s challenge, went to work in the War on Poverty, and launched a career in D.C. that reached heights I could never have imagined.”

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