Stamps of Approval | The University of Chicago Magazine

Issued in 1996, the stamp honoring biologist E.E. Just is part of the USPS’s Black Heritage series. Just spent many summers at the the MBL and his research on marine animals led to key insights about the physiology of cell development.

What costs 84 cents, can go coast to coast (plus to Alaska and Hawaii), and celebrates a great American publisher?

The new Distinguished Americans stamp honoring Katharine Graham, AB’38, of course. In June the United States Postal Service unveiled the two-ounce forever stamp recognizing the Washington Post publisher and Washington Post Company president—the 17th person to grace the Distinguished Americans stamp series since it was introduced in 2000.

Graham led the newspaper, published by her family’s company, for nearly three decades, taking the helm after the death of her husband, Phil Graham, in 1963. During her tenure, she met challenges, seized opportunities, and transformed the paper—and, at times, the US political landscape. ...

Read on to learn about some of the other UChicagoans with postage icon status and how they rose to top-right-corner heights. Read rest of the article here.