Fall 2012

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BY DAN DIGMANN Robert Knapp Up close with… Talk with Robert Knapp and you'll learn there was relatively nothing new about the principles driving the recent Occupy Wall Street-related movements. The sense of "99 percent" of the population getting economically and socially buried by the wealthiest 1 percent actually dates back to ancient Rome, according to Knapp, University of California, 4 centralight fall '12 Berkeley, professor emeritus in the Classics Department and author of "Invisible Romans." Knapp is a 1968 CMU graduate – he was valedictorian of the mid- year graduating class – and he recently returned to his alma mater to speak at the annual Friends of the Libraries Luncheon. He will return in November to receive CMU's 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. PHOTO BY PEGGY BRISBANE

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