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Reducing our impact on the global environment

Recently, I’ve been posting about the importance of reducing our impact on the global environment. Rather than simply talking abstractly about such ideas, I thought it might be helpful to share some recommendations for modern-day citizens from the experts. Following is a list of my favorite helpful suggestions from the …

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A political analyst, Kogan understands the power of opportunity

A political analyst, Kogan understands the power of opportunity by Mary Howard Connecticut College Magazine April 2007 Eugene Kogan ´03 and his family had much to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving. The day marked the family´s 10th anniversary in the United States. Kogan, his parents and brother came to …

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From African poverty to American Idol

by Jake Sommer The Daily (Univ. of Washington) April 27, 2007 World-famous developmental economist Jeffrey Sachs held a video conference with UW students yesterday that was sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy (AID), a student organization that focuses on educating the public about international issues like malaria, world poverty and …

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Great Leaders at Cornell

Fortunately, there are some bright spots at Cornell and students who are taking on the Cornell American for their intolerance (see my earlier post below). Here’s one bright spot — a great letter from Elisabeth Stern to Cornell’s President David Skorton: Dear President Skorton and Ms. Ann K. Huntzinger, I …

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Ivy League Fools

I am posting to let you know about a deeply disturbing article in “The Cornell American” that has recently come to our attention at the central office of Americans for Informed Democracy. As you know, our organization works very hard to build understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims because we believe …

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Amman Conference Recommendations

Thanks to David in Amman for this. U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue April 19-21, 2007 Amman, Jordan Conference Recommendations The following recommendations were approved democratically by young Americans and Jordanians (ages 18-28) at a conference entitled “U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue” in Amman, Jordan from April 19-21. Each …

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UN talk unites students from across the globe

by Rachel Scott Swarthmore Phoenix April 21 Last Thursday students from three continents came together to discuss issues of United Nations reform through a videoconference with United Nations Industrial Development Organization Director of Human Resources Management Branch Julio Camarena-Villaseñor. The conference was slated to begin with a keynote speech from …

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