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Hunter ’92 in New York Times

The New York Times Tunnel Vision article for April 30 featured Rebecca Hunter ’92. Titled “Don't Get Up. She's Only Riding for 2,” the article described a recent impromptu investigation that has found there is still at least one thing most New Yorkers will not give to anyone, even in the post-September 11 renaissance of compassion: a seat on a crowded subway train. Hunter is a Brooklynite, professional woman and proud subway rider who also happens to be seven months pregnant. Over the last weeks, Hunter has made her own accounting of subway politeness, complete with percentages. A quarter of the time, someone gives her a seat. A quarter of the time, she gets a seat through dumb luck or “through my own cunning.” Half the time, there are no seats and no offers.