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  1. , Jill Marzolino
    Dan gives so much to his students and has always managed to walk with them down a path of investigation. He is careful not to discourage the students from caring about and being curious about the world at large and helps put issues into context in ways that are often easy to gloss over. Dan takes us all on a journey to act not only ethically, but effectively, and I think these students have benefited immeasurably from learning by example how to think critically, systematically, and thoroughly in addition to following their curiosity.

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