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    Manning Students Serve as Small Business Consultants in Panama

    Ten Manning School of Business students traveled to Panama this summer to provide consulting services to small business owners in a rural community. The weeklong trip, funded by the Manning School, was run by Global Brigades, a nonprofit health and sustainable development organization.
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  • Two young men sit in orange chairs with a laptop between them on a table

    UML Friendship Leads to New Business Venture

    Manning School of Business alumni Eric Howe ’14, ’17 and Matthew Pehl ’14, ’15, who met at UML orientation in 2010, have launched PierAhead, a software-as-a-service company that helps businesses maximize their advertising budgets on Amazon.
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  • A young woman hands a framed certificate to a man

    Manning School Inducts Largest Beta Gamma Sigma Class Ever

    The Manning School of Business chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society inducted a record 167 students at a recent ceremony at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.
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  • Four students in suits pose for a group photo by a conference sign

    Manning Students Soak Up Real Estate Lessons in Miami

    Four Manning School of Business students attended the recent Commercial Real Estate Finance Council conference in Miami, where they learned about the latest market trends and had the chance to network with over 2,000 industry professionals.
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    Students’ Bright Idea for Solar Investing is a Real DifferenceMaker

    Solar Crowdfund, a platform that would let people invest money to fund large-scale solar projects, won the 10th annual DifferenceMaker Innovation Contest, sponsored by Digital Federal Credit Union and the Manning School of Business.
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  • A basketball player soars through the air while taking a shot over a defender

    From D.C. to UML: Three Siblings Pursue Business Degrees

    Three members of the same extended family in Washington, D.C. — Tyson Minor, Ayinde Hikim and De’Andre Gore — are all pursuing degrees from the Manning School of Business, thanks in no small part to UMass Lowell’s DC-CAP Scholars Program.
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  • A man speaks into a microphone as another man looks on

    Great Debate: Business Professors Spar over Cryptocurrency

    Assoc. Prof. of Finance William Johnson debated Prof. Emeritus Jack Wilson on the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology during an event hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Exchange program and the Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship.
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    Finance Students Enjoy Whirlwind Trip to Windy City

    Four Manning School of Business students attended the annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference in Chicago, where they learned about portfolio management and investment strategies from industry experts and networked with peers from across the country.
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    Record MBA Class Includes a Notable Business Alum

    Among the record 479 students to receive MBAs from the Manning School of Business this spring was longtime UMass Lowell philanthropist Brian Rist ’77, who also received an honorary degree at Commencement from his alma mater.
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  • Dozens of students and faculty pose for a photo in a ballroom

    Manning School Inducts Record Beta Gamma Sigma Class

    The Manning School of Business inducted a record 119 undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.
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  • A female student and two male students pose for a photo in a classroom

    Finance Students Lay Foundation for Real Estate Careers

    Six Manning School of Business finance students learned about potential commercial real estate career paths through Project Destined, an eight-week virtual internship program designed to boost diversity in the industry.
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  • A woman in a white blouse with blonde hair speaks to students while standing next to a projection screen

    Business Alumna Gets in the Game at Warner Bros.

    Manning School of Business alumna Kellsie Howard ’19, a product manager at Warner Bros. Games, shared career advice with students during a recent campus visit. She also talked about succeeding in the male-dominated gaming industry. 
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    Manning Students Learn How Far Data Can Take Them

    More than two dozen Manning School of Business students presented research and learned about trends in data analytics and data science fields at the sixth annual Analytics Without Borders Conference.
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  • Cars and people in a parking lot in front of a GameStop store

    Taking Stock of the GameStop Saga

    Manning School of Business faculty and finance students discuss the Reddit-inspired GameStop stock market frenzy and how it could change the future of investing.
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  • New business faculty members JM Song, James Zheng and Lei Jia

    What It’s Like for New Faculty During a Pandemic

    As their first semester at UML draws to a close, new Manning School of Business faculty members JM Song, Lei Jia and James Zheng are thankful for the support of their colleagues — and the resiliency of their students.
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  • A Zoom screenshot of Innovation Contest judges and participants applauding the winning team

    Innovation Contest Winners Want to Make Financial Literacy Fun

    Senior business majors Amy Michelin and Craig Williams won the eighth annual Rist DifferenceMaker DCU/Manning School of Business Innovation Contest for their “Financial Freedom Program,” an online platform that presents financial literacy education to high school and college students in a game-like environment.
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  • Barry Goers crosses steps during the American Ninja Warrior competition

    UML Alum Conquers Obstacles in Life After Hockey

    After overcoming health obstacles, former UMass Lowell hockey player and Manning School of Business alum Barry Goers ’10 fulfilled a longtime dream of taking on the “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course.
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, Dean Sandra Richtermeyer, Rob Manning and Kristen Reardon in the Zoom chat

    In a Disrupted World, Manning Says Education is Critical

    Rob Manning ’84, ’11 (H), chair of the UMass Board of Trustees and executive chair of MFS Investment Management, told Manning School of Business students they are well positioned to succeed in a world that is being disrupted by technology during an executive leadership webinar.
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  • A view of the stock ticker in the business school lobby

    Graduate Students’ Stock Up During Pandemic

    With an incredible one-year return of 24.64%, the Manning School of Business graduate team easily won its first Student Managed Fund challenge, an intercampus investment competition between UMass schools.
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  • Jasmine Varona and Lori Capra standing outside the Pulichino Tong Business Center

    Accounting Student Blazes New Trail to UML

    First-year Manning School of Business student Jasmine Varona is the first student to complete Haverhill High School’s NAF Academy of Finance, a certificate program developed by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants in partnership with UML to introduce young students to the accounting profession.
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  • Four Manning Consulting Group members sit at a table and meet outside Brew'd Awakening

    Local Businesses Are Hurting. These Students Are Helping.

    UML students from the Manning Consulting Group volunteered their services this summer to help two Lowell businesses, Warp and Weft and Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, find ways to increase business during the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Elysé Masandi speaks during the Zoom panel discussion

    Business Students Speak Up on Social, Racial Inequality

    Student leaders from the Manning School of Business hosted “Lifting Our Voices,” a virtual panel discussion on issues impacting social justice and racial equality. The discussion is part of a broader university-wide effort to combat racial injustice.
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  • Business student advisors Anita Chieh, Carol Towle and Eric Maitland

    ‘A Smile and Laugh Can Go a Long Way’

    The Manning School of Business’ undergraduate advisors play an important role in helping first- and second-year students map out their academic paths. During the coronavirus pandemic, the advisors also find themselves helping students cope with issues such as isolation and anxiety.
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  • Ph.D. student Ali Ahmed poses with his research presentation

    Business Students Share Research at Virtual Symposium

    A dozen undergraduate and graduate students from the Manning School of Business took part in the university’s 23rd annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, which was held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Hieu Phan stands in front of the stock ticker at the business school

    Finance Professor Diagnoses Economic Impact of Coronavirus

    Hieu Phan, an associate professor of finance in the Manning School of Business, says the global financial markets’ reaction to the coronavirus outbreak shows that companies are not prepared to deal with the challenges of pandemics.
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  • Chris Laszlo shakes hands with a student after signing his book

    What Does Quantum Physics Have to Do with Business?

    More than 100 students learned how quantum leadership can create flourishing businesses during author and professor Chris Laszlo’s visit to campus for the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
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  • Deans List student Sejal Asija poses with friends

    Manning School Salutes Students’ Strong Starts

    The Manning School of Business recognized first-year students and transfers who made the Dean’s List during the fall semester at a reception at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.
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  • Award recipients pose with Yash Puri and Sandra Richtermeyer

    Finance Alumni Get a Boost in CFA Pursuit

    Three finance alumni from the Manning School of Business received the first-ever Yash Puri Awards for completing the level 1 exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification program.
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  • Manning faculty members at the CIFBA conference

    Finance Faculty Venture to Vietnam to Share Research

    Finance faculty members Steven Freund, Chan-Wung Kim and Hieu Phan joined Manning School of Business Dean Sandra Richtermeyer in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Finance, Banking and Accounting for Sustainable Development.
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  • The Tsewole family pose with Hillary Clinton in the Congo

    For Tsewole Family, All Roads Lead Back to UML

    Manning School of Business students (and siblings) Brit and Easmond Tsewole spent much of their young lives overseas because of their parents’ work for the U.S. State Department. Now, they are settled into the campus where their parents, Ann and Roosevelt Tsewole, met 25 years ago.
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  • Business students pose with their winning certificate at the UMass Club

    Student Investors Stick to Winning Formula

    Relying on a “sound process” of careful research and patience, finance students from the Manning School of Business once again came out on top in the Student Managed Fund challenge, an annual investment competition sponsored by the UMass Foundation.
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  • Ludwig Marek poses with two UML hockey players and four faculty and staff members

    Hockey Alum Looks to Leverage UML Assets

    Former UML hockey player Ludwig Marek ’98, now a managing director at the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, shared career advice with current River Hawk players during a visit to the Manning School of Business.
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  • Manning students pose with Ed Keon at the CQA Institute

    Finance Students Take AIM at Wall Street

    Four Manning School of Business finance students – Bony Ganugapanta, Greg Montemurro, Thavady Pech and Katie Sanchez – took part in the CQA Institute’s two-week Advanced Investment Management course at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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  • Students listen to Raj Sisodia's guest lecture

    Can Business Heal the World?

    The Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility welcomed Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the “Conscious Capitalism” movement, for a Distinguished Speaker Series discussion on how business can become the primary agent for healing communities and the world.
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  • A grad student gets a hug during the ceremony

    Grad Students Honored at Hooding Ceremony

    The Manning School of Business recognized outstanding graduate students at its annual Hooding Ceremony at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, where Ethan Brown ’14 encouraged grads to build a strong alumni network.
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  • Middlesex Community College President James Mabry, left, and UMass Lowell Honors College Dean Jim Canning

    UML and Middlesex Work Together for Transfer Success

    UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College share a common mission: making a world-class education available to all students so that they can achieve their potential. New initiatives are bringing the two schools closer than ever – and creating a model to help all transfer students succeed.
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  • Business students pose with two alumnae working at Loomis Sayles

    Future Businesswomen Learn About Finance Careers

    A dozen students from Manning Women in Business visited the Boston investment firm Loomis, Sayles & Co. to learn from and network with finance professionals, including several UML alumni.
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  • Shailey Doherty poses for a photo with her fellow IMA Student Leadership Experience participants

    Finance Student Gets Lesson in Global Leadership

    Manning School of Business senior Shailey Doherty was one of five students from around the world chosen to participate in the Institute of Management Accountants Student Leadership Experience in Orlando, Fla.
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  • Students roast marshmallows for s'mores at the Deans List reception

    Manning School Recognizes Newcomers on Dean’s List

    Manning School of Business freshmen and first-year transfer students who made the Dean’s List in their first semester were recognized by Dean Sandra Richtermeyer at University Crossing.
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  • Dick Grande talks to financial management students in the trading room.

    Business Alum Shares Wealth of Advice with Students

    Richard “Dick” Grande ’72 ’80, managing director and wealth manager at First Republic Investment Management, shared career and financial advice with Manning School of Business students during an Executive-in-Residence visit.
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  • Dean Sandra Richtermeyer shakes hands with Tu Tran

    Manning School Welcomes First Fulbright Visiting Scholar

    The Manning School of Business hosted its first Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Tu Tran, associate professor of finance and head of the Department of Finance and Banking at Vietnam National University.
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  • Bill Cummings laughs while he's introduced at UCrossing

    Billionaire Philanthropist Makes Big Impression on Students

    Bill Cummings, a self-made real estate magnate and billionaire philanthropist, shared life lessons with 200 Manning School of Business students at an event hosted by the Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship and supported by the student-run Real Estate Network Association.
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  • Students in the fund course present their analysis work

    Student Investors Stockpile Another Victory

    For the fourth time in 10 years, the Manning School of Business’ Student Managed Fund was the UMass system’s top finisher in the annual investing competition sponsored by the UMass Foundation.
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  • Sandy Richtermeyer, Chris MacKenzie, Stephanie Tate pose with alumni working at RSM

    RSM Ramps Up Recruiting Efforts at Manning School

    Accounting alum Chris MacKenzie ’84, office managing partner at RSM, Boston, met with Manning School of Business faculty and students to ramp up recruiting efforts at the audit, tax and consulting firm.
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  • Alum Ed Keon poses with the four UML students who attended the course

    Finance Students See Big Returns from Investment Management Course

    Four finance students participated in a two-week advanced investment management course run by the CQA Institute in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., thanks to scholarships provided by alumni Ed Keon ’77 and Dick Grande ’72. 
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  • Ph.D. grad Lauren Turner is recognized during the ceremony

    Manning School Celebrates Grad Students’ Success

    At its annual Hooding Ceremony, the Manning School of Business celebrated students who earned advanced degrees, including the inaugural graduating class of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program.
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  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Julie Chen poses for a photo with graduate student Vignesh Shenbagarajan

    Data Analytics Students Shine at Research Symposium

    Junior business major Tyler Murphy and Master of Science in Engineering Management students Vignesh Shenbagarajan and Preeti Deshpande won for their oral presentations at the 21st annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium.
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  • Dean Sandy Richtermeyer presents Jerry Colella with his honorary induction certificate while student officers look on

    Manning School Inducts 45 Students into Beta Gamma Sigma

    Forty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the Manning School of Business, along with three faculty members, were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.
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  • Members of the Manning School's Accounting Department pose for a photo

    Accounting Program Earns IMA Endorsement

    The Manning School of Business’ accounting program was endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants IMA, joining Babson College as the only institutions in New England to earn the recognition.
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  • Jessica and Jack Carroll stand on the stairs in the business school

    Carrolls Continue to Corner the Market at UML

    For siblings Jack, Jessica and Kimberly Carroll of North Andover, a UMass Lowell education is practically in their bloodlines. Their father and seven of their aunts and uncles attended the university.
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  • Jen Percival chats with a student in the dean's office

    Business School’s New Associate Dean Takes Interdisciplinary Approach

    One of Jennifer Percival’s first initiatives this year as the new associate dean of the Manning School of Business has been to coordinate a call for mini research grants for interdisciplinary projects between faculty from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and the Manning School.
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  • Accounting faculty members pose with ACCA officials

    Manning School Partners with Global Accounting Organization

    The Manning School of Business has received accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which means accounting students now receive exemptions from nine of the ACCA’s 14 qualifying exams.
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  • Alum Ethan Brown works with intern Nick Salema at the Cox Capital office

    Finance Alum Banks on Manning School for Top Talent

    Alum Bill Cox ’81, founder and chief investment officer of Cox Capital Management in Andover, taps into his alma mater with a new internship program open exclusively to Manning School of Business students.
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  • A Salesforce representative teaches Trailhead

    Career-Minded Students Get Their Hands on Salesforce

    The Manning School of Business joined the Trailhead for Students Program, giving UML students from all disciplines free, hands-on experience with Salesforce customer relationship management software – and a leg up on the job market.
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  • A bike rack in front of Olsen Hall that will be replaced

    Nine Sustainability Projects Share $50K S.E.E.D. Fund

    Nine student, faculty and staff projects were awarded a share of the university’s first $50,000 Sustainability Encouragement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund, which supports environmental sustainability initiatives that make a positive impact on the student experience.
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  • Jenna Tang and Hasan Kartal in the Pulichino Tong Business Center

    Manning School Graduates First Ph.D. Cohort

    The first six graduates of the Manning School of Business’ Ph.D. program are starting their professional careers as tenure-track assistant professors at institutions around the world.
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  • Mai Pham, Brian Regan and Joshua Bedard at Wayfair office

    Business Students Co-op in Style at Wayfair

    UMass Lowell business students Mai Pham, Brian Regan and Joshua Bedard are working as co-ops this semester at e-commerce giant Wayfair, which was named one of the “Top Places to Work in Massachusetts” by the Boston Globe.
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  • Asst. Prof. David Kingsley checks on an experimental economics game at UMass Lowell

    Games Teach Students about Economic Decisions

    Students in David Kingsley’s Behavioral Economics class play games with fake money to better understand the economic decisions that people make.
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  • Business students pose with Warren Buffett

    Buffett Shares Wealth of Knowledge with Finance Students

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett inspired 18 finance students from the Manning School of Business with a message of optimism during an exclusive luncheon in Omaha, Neb.
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  • The view of the main staircase from the Pulichino Tong Business Center ground floor

    Pulichino Tong Business Center Nearing Completion

    With construction almost complete on the $47 million Pulichino Tong Business Center, the Manning School of Business will begin to migrate to its new home this spring.
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  • Student Managed Fund class outside the UMass Club

    Finance Students Invited to Talk Business with Buffett

    Buoyed by the success of the Student Managed Fund, finance students in the Manning School of Business have been invited to meet billionaire investor Warren Buffett in February in Omaha, Neb.
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  • Students use Bloomberg terminals in new Finance Lab and Trading Room

    Bloomberg Finance Lab Open for Business

    The Manning School of Business’ new Finance Lab and Trading Room connects students to  Bloomberg’s powerful global network of real-time financial data, news and research tools.
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    Manning School Launches Ph.D. Program

    The Manning School of Business new Ph.D. program is off to a strong start, with enrollment exceeding expectations.
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    MSB Alum: Pursue Happiness Over Money

    Fidelity exec Laura Pollard, MSB ’89, advised students to pursue happiness over money, to get professional experience as undergrads and to seek a balance between their professional and personal lives.
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