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The Luckiest Girl


by Nicholas D. Kristof - 2008

This year’s university graduates owe their success to many factors, from hectoring parents to cherished remedies for hangovers. But one of the most remarkable of the new graduates, Beatrice Biira, credits something utterly improbable: a goat. “I am one of the luckiest girls in the world,” Beatrice declared at her graduation party after earning her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College. Indeed, and it’s appropriate that the goat that changed her life was named Luck.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 259-261
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22907, Date Accessed: 4/3/2020 12:06:01 AM

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  • Nicholas D. Kristof
    The New York Times
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    Nicholas D. Kristof writes op-ed columns that appear twice each week in The New York Times. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he previously was associate managing editor of The Times, responsible for The Sunday Times. From The New York Times, July 3, 2008. © 2008 The New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com]. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the copyright laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of the material without express written permission is prohibited.
 
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