Posts by SpecReports

Body and Soul: The machine

Dissection in the anatomy lab at McMaster is an intense learning experience. The soul is not part of the curriculum, but spiritual notions infuse the annual…

Body and Soul: What we come to

Students from a variety of medical programs work together on cadavers in the anatomy lab at McMaster University. The students compare and exchange knowledge they bring…

Forging Ahead: Reimagining Steel

Examining the collapse, and recovery, of America’s steel towns Amy Kenny The Hamilton Spectator “Steel’s gone.” That’s what residents of U.S. steel towns will say when…

Forging Ahead 2: Buffalo

“We don’t argue about what to do now, we argue about how we do it. That’s a different and better argument to have.” Buffalo: From steel…

Forging Ahead 3: Bethlehem

“There’s something attractive about the scale and what (the furnaces) look like. They’re artistic when you look at it. They’re gothic. They’re severe.” Bethlehem: poised for…

Forging Ahead 3: The Founder

The philanthropic founder Asa Packer was the founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. He was instrumental in the founding of Bethlehem Steel (originally Bethlehem Rolling…