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Samantha Lakin

A College Education Is Worth the World, Young Genocide Survivor's College Dream Comes True

Samantha Lakin | May 27, 2015 | Impact
This summer marks the two year anniversary of my work in Rwanda. I have met many incredible people during this journey, and know I will meet many more.
Patrick Struebi

Knowing When to Toss Away the Map

Patrick Struebi | May 27, 2015 | Impact
It's becoming increasingly clear that the Millennial generation is considerably different from their predecessors. It's a generation that feels a much greater responsibility for the world around them, but also a greater desire for purpose in their own lives.
Rebecca Lammersen

How to Be Charitable

Rebecca Lammersen | May 27, 2015 | Impact
One cause is not more important than the other. They are equal because when we give intentionally, selfishly to what we believe in, it in turn has an impact. Our individual causes add up, helping others one-by-one, and ultimately, collectively we will save the world.
Mehdi Hasan

Why Aung San Suu Kyi's Silence on the Rohingya Is Inexcusable

Mehdi Hasan | May 27, 2015 | World
Forget the world. She should try starting at home, with the Rohingya of Rakhine. And if she won't, or can't, then maybe she should consider handing back the prize she waited more than two decades to collect.
Satsuki Ina

I Know an American 'Internment' Camp When I See One

Satsuki Ina | May 27, 2015 | Politics
I was born behind barbed wire 70 years ago in a maximum-security prison camp for Japanese-Americans in Northern California. My visit with mothers and children at the euphemistically named Karnes County "Residential Center" a few weeks ago triggered distressing associations of my own experience as a child. We too lived in a constant state of fear and anxiety, never knowing what our fate would be.
Adnan Z. Amin

The Economics of Renewable Energy: Falling Costs and Rising Employment

Adnan Z. Amin | May 27, 2015 | Impact
In a world recovering from an economic crisis and stressed by high unemployment rates, this job creation potential is an important consideration for policy-makers
Amini Kajunju

Why African Diasporans Should Be Engaged in Africa's Prosperity

Amini Kajunju | May 27, 2015 | Impact
Worldwide, there are nearly 170 million Africans in the diaspora. With enormous progress taking root across the continent, Africans in the diaspora are uniquely positioned to contribute to boosting the economic growth and prosperity in Africa.
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | May 27, 2015 | Impact
Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.
Eileen McNeely

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

Eileen McNeely | May 27, 2015 | Impact
We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.
Daniela Jorge

6 Tips on How to Succeed in STEM

Daniela Jorge | May 27, 2015 | Impact
I never thought anything was off-limits. When I was in the eighth grade, my dad introduced me to industrial design. It hooked me. I loved the idea of designing products that people use every day and I loved computers and creating in a digital space. Then, I met the Internet and it all coalesced. The Internet gave me the tools to create digital experiences that touch millions of people.
Sheryl Sandberg

What Does Real Equality Look Like?

Sheryl Sandberg | May 27, 2015 | Women
I want our generation to be the last one to grow up knowing structural and cultural barriers that hold women back. I want our daughters and sons to be able to choose the same college courses and pursue the same careers -- for the same pay.
Lisa R. Petty

10 Common Sense Commandments

Lisa R. Petty | May 27, 2015 | Impact
We need to stop focusing on differences and, instead, start focusing on similarities. We are all people. It does not matter if we are brown, paste white, peach or any other color. We are all people.
Anna Winters, PhD

Promoting WASH Through Traditional Leaders and Technology

Anna Winters, PhD | May 26, 2015 | Impact
When we first started working in the WASH sector in Zambia, we were using mobile phones and cloud-based data aggregation to engage government workers. We worked through community volunteers and district environmental health technicians. Little did we know, we had only scratched the surface.
Jeryl Brunner

Our Favorite Celebrity Memorial Day Tweets

Jeryl Brunner | May 26, 2015 | Impact
Memorial Day honors and remembers Americans who died during military service. As Maya Angelou famously said, "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" Some celebrities and notables tweeted to commemorate the holiday.
Katharine Rose

Four Years Wiser, My Message for This Year's Graduates

Katharine Rose | May 26, 2015 | College
Our focus, then, should not be on trying to "figure it all out." It should be on finding ways to be more accepting of the place we are currently in -- and looking for lessons that we can call upon for guidance in the future.
Laura Stepp

Millennials Value Birth Control - So Why Aren't More Using It?

Laura Stepp | May 27, 2015 | Impact
Attention, those of you who think teenagers are responsible for most of the unplanned pregnancies and births in this country. You're wrong. Way wrong. Teen pregnancies (about 85 percent of which are unplanned) and births among teens 15 to 19 are at their lowest rates ever. The teen pregnancy...
Alexandra Prim

In Boston, Street Harassment Is More Than Just Catcalls

Alexandra Prim | May 26, 2015 | Women
Safe Hub Collective, an organization devoted to creating public spaces that are secure for all people, conducted a harassment survey in 2013. Out of the more than 500 participants, 88 percent said they had experienced street harassment in Boston.
Larry Magid

Students: The One Group Missing From Student Data Privacy Laws and Bills

Larry Magid | May 26, 2015 | Technology
If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the proposed bills, including the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, proposed by Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO), they are all about parental rights, but they only empower students once they turn 18.
Anneli Lucia Tostar

The Graduation Speech I Wrote But Didn't Want to Say

Anneli Lucia Tostar | May 26, 2015 | College
Our Harvard degrees matter, yes, but for reasons I feel are under-emphasized. It is true that some employers, neighbors, and people sitting next to us on airplanes react strongly to "the H-bomb," as it has so affectionately been called.
Carol J. Carter

A Home Run Out of the Housing Projects: Donique Wray's First Gen Success Story

Carol J. Carter | May 26, 2015 | College
Growing up in the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA), Donique Wray had several strikes against her at an early age. First, her mom had run away from home at thirteen to live on the streets and she had a hard time recognizing her own brilliance or that within Donique.
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