Michael Rymer

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  • 9 months ago

    Two or three times a week, a patient asks Dr. Lawrence Brandt to be injected with poop. A 70-year-old former Army doctor and current gastroenterology professor at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Brandt says he was derided...

  • 2 years ago

    Linguist Daniel Kaufman traces the beginning of his life's work to an uncharacteristic moment of social boldness. Back in the city after receiving his Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell, he was attending a Christmas party when he decided to ask one...

  • 2 years ago

    If you're a college student funding your education through student loans, or a recent graduate just beginning to receive monthly statements—or, worse, robocalls—from Citibank, chances are you've fantasized about a beneficent stranger s...

  • 3 years ago

    Some of the worst moments of 19-year-old Cameron Steck's life have occurred in college dormitories. On his first day as a college freshman at SUNY Buffalo in the fall of 2011, he began a three-week beer-drinking binge that ended in what he now des...

  • 3 years ago

    This fall, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation will select about a dozen young New Yorkers for a new $11 million medical scholarship program. Called CityDoctors, the program will groom participants for one of the toughest health car...

  • 4 years ago

    This week, 150 Columbia University students are preparing to run in their undies. The plan is simple: Rain, shine, or freezing cold, the students will meet this Thursday evening on the Lehman Lawn of Barnard College. Then they'll strip down to the...


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