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Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Education in America’s South

Houston, Texas. Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the South, according to a new Rice University study, “How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South.” Photo courtesy Rice University/ “Our results suggest that the […]

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“We Are HeForShe:” Stony Brook Commits to Gender Equality

Stony Brook, N.Y.  Following IMPACT 10x10x10’s launch earlier this year, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD today announced that he has joined UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion, making Stony Brook University one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender […]

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Marietta College Central America Trip: Leadership & Conservation

Marietta, Ohio.  In May 2015, we took a group of leadership students to Costa Rica and Belize to study Conservation within the context of leadership. Through this trip, we studied the ways leaders work with followers within their culture to achieve the goal of ecological conservation and sustainability. Dr. Robert McManus, McCoy Associate Professor of […]

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First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

Oberlin, Ohio.  This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio. First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015. Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon. The First Lady addressed the graduating Oberlin College class because […]

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Michelle Obama: Powerful Remarks at Tuskegee U.

Tuskegee, Alabama.  This past Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2015 at Tuskegee University — a historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama. Founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee is the only university in America to be designated as a National Historic Site. First Lady Michelle Obama […]

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Meet Community College Grads in White House

Washington, D.C.  President Obama is traveling to Watertown, South Dakota on Friday to deliver the commencement address at Lake Area Technical Institute — one of the nation’s top community colleges. While congratulating the graduating class, the President will also discuss his plan to make community college free for students who keep their grades up. From […]

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Dropping the Ball: Disparities in NYC Phys-Ed Classes

New York, N.Y.  Consistent and meaningful physical education is known to bolster student academic achievement and engagement in school, as well as instill vital knowledge and healthy behaviors in children that can last a lifetime. As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan declared when First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move Active Schools initiative, […]

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Black College Students Develop Career Through Travel

New York, N.Y.  Few African Americans will ever get the chance to visit China—a country that’s modernizing at a dynamic pace and becoming a global center for technology and commerce. So Kamari Wright and Rachel John Kazungu jumped on an opportunity. President Barack Obama listens as Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a state arrival […]

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Iconic Norman Rockwell Exhibition to Open at U.N. Headquarters

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