Friday, September 29, 2023

Melanie Brender

Recent Articles


Secondhand cancer — life after loss

Last Tuesday, our university lost a great scholar and mentor. On July 8, George Peters died of pancreatic cancer, less than two months after retiring as a professor at Michigan State University.But you probably didn’t know that, even if you had him as a teacher.According to the Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, almost three-quarters of pancreatic cancer patients die within a year of diagnosis.


The fault in our films

My assistant coach lent me the book "The Fault in Our Stars" last week. I read it in less than a day, shut the book, cried about one page in particular, bookmarked several thought-provoking pages, and blew up everyone’s Twitter feed with #TFIOS quotes.