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Whenever you walk to your class in Pupin Hall, you’re strolling on top of nuclear history. Yet unlike the other institution famously involved in the Manhattan Project, Columbia has made little effort to commemorate its role in the creation of nuclear power, even destroying the main artifact of atomic research from the 1940s. In this week’s episode of The Ear, reporter Arminda Downey-Mavromatis endeavors to understand Columbia’s erasure of its nuclear past.

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