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Mortar is Messy: Online Tech Fills in the Higher Ed Brick Walls

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Jason Schmitt

Morgan Richards, a 31-year-old mother of three, is a trendsetter in her pursuit of a university degree.

Will Paris Accord Make A Difference?

Harlan Green | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

More than 190 nations have agreed on a plan to limit climate change, ending a decades long search for an accord requiring the world's economies to re...

If We Take This One Step, Bill Gates Says We Could Save 21 Million People From AIDS By 2030

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

Saving millions of lives from AIDS is most certainly in our reach, according to Bill Gates -- we just have to up the resources aimed at ending the vir...

We're Making Real Health Progress That's Saving Kids' Lives. Here's Proof In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact

The world has made significant progress in ensuring more kids live to see adulthood -- just check out the blue bars. Child mortality has gone down ...

Advocates Use Facts, Not Fury, To Combat Anti-Vaxxers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

Amid a heated vaccine debate, even-keeled advocates are laying out cold-hard facts, instead of getting into cat fights with those who oppose immunizat...

This Hauntingly-Beautiful Photograph Sends a Powerful Pro-Vaccination Message

DL Cade | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Sydney-based artist and photographer Alexia Sinclair recently agreed to help The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation send a powerful message. Over the course of several months, she planned, prepared, and captured an image that tells the story of Dr. Edward Jenner's Smallpox Vaccine Discovery.

Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact

Technological advances will drastically change life in the developing world by 2030. Bill Gates is betting on it. In the 2015 Gates Annual Let...

Watch Bill Gates Drink Water That Was Once Human Poop

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact

Updated on Jan. 7, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. EST Bottoms up. Billionaire activist Bill Gates recently put his advocacy work where his mouth is when he d...

Charities Provide Ebola Aid Within Hours, While Governments Take Weeks

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

The U.S. emergency response team working on Ebola in Kemena, Sierra Leone, was stuck. The vehicle they had been using to transport patients, deliver o...

#TropMed14 and a Shining Example of How Collaboration Saves Lives

Cameron Conaway | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

As I type I am surrounded by thousands of people working to fight against the myriad diseases that plague mankind. This is the 63rd annual meeting of ...

Will Bill Gates Read Anthony Cody's The Educator and the Oligarch?

John Thompson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The Educator and the Oligarch explains how the failed Gates reforms could create an education dystopia. Cody recalls the discredited 1950's behaviorism of B.F. Skinner, and shows the frightening similarities between his operant conditioning and today's "personalized" online instruction.

Bill Gates' Foundation Gives Its Largest Gift Ever To Combat Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

The fight against Ebola has found a deep-pocketed ally in Bill Gates. The billionaire philanthropist's foundation has pledged $50 million to fight ...

Bill Gates Backs Birth Control With Wireless On-Off Switch

The Huffington Ppost | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

First Bill Gates brought us a better condom. Now, the billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder is taking birth control to an even more amazing...

Bill Gates Wants To Launch His Own Version Of Shark Week With The Actual Deadliest Creatures

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

No, not lions, tigers or bears -- the deadliest creatures on earth are mosquitoes. Bill Gates has been getting the message out on the minuscule ser...

Serendipity at TED

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

What could we do with a billion dollars invested in a "Deploy or Die" campaign aimed at the world's poorest communities? Would it be a better and more powerful way to address inequality?

Bill Gates: Another Company With Connections Makes Millions While Schools Go Without

David Lyell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
David Lyell

What our schools don't need is more bureaucracy from outside interests. The children of millionaires and billionaires attend private schools with small class sizes and fully staffed campuses. Why is it that what's good enough for the children of millionaires and billionaires isn't good enough for all students?

Howard Fineman

Why Bill Gates Isn't Worried About Washington Dysfunction | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The skies were cloudy, gunmetal gray. It was drizzling just enough to make you annoyed at the lack of an umbrella. Politically, every...

Bill Gate's Vision of World Prosperity: Global Income Convergence

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

In a recent statement Microsoft innovator and entrepreneur Bill Gates declared an optimistic world economy forecasting convergence of low and middle i...

Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Names Health Expert As New CEO

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has named Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, as its new CEO. ...

Global Fund Final Tally: $12b Committed, But $1b Left on Table

Tom H. Hart | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Tom H. Hart

It is entirely possible -- but not inevitable -- that this generation will be the last to suffer from the disease. The only variable is whether there is the will to make it happen.

Should Bill Gates Care More About The Arts? | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

The big news in the art world last week was the record-busting auction at Christie's in which $142.4 million -- a world-wide auction record for any wo...

This Is What Condoms Might Look Like In The Future

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact

Would you use a condom made from beef tendons? Bill and Melinda Gates think you might. The foundation has selected it as one of the 11 winning designs...

Bill Gates Is Getting The Toilet Wrong | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

In addition to eradicating polio in India and starting the personal computer revolution, the Seattle Superman of our age has managed to make going to ...

Bill Gates Thinks He's A Better Billionaire Than Other Billionaires (And He May Be Right)

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek published Thursday, Bill Gates criticized tech companies for doing charity work more focused on technologi...

7 Things Educators Want To Tell Bill Gates

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

Just five years after leaving the day-to-day operations of Microsoft, Bill Gates has become a major player in education policy -- and some teachers ar...