During the pandemic, the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program, known on campus as PPE, saw its initials co-opted in the national media as the pandemic focused public attention on shortages of personal protective equipment. So, when Professor Eleanor Brown ’75, chair of the program, was casting about for some memento to send to the graduating PPE seniors, she hit upon the idea of co-opting a piece of personal protective equipment “to proclaim the essential nature of this quintessential liberal arts degree.” Modeling the PPE’s new PPE in the photo above is Rachel Oda ’20.
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