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Nine Yalies win Soros Fellowships for New Americans

New Haven, CT.  Nine past, current, and soon-to-be students at Yale are among the 30 winners of 2015 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Harkness Tower Canopy Highsmith by Carol M. Highsmith. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. The fellows, selected from a pool of 1,200 applicants, will receive tuition and stipend […]

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Despite Major Gains, World’s Education Goals Far from Achieved

New York, N.Y.  Just one third of countries have achieved all the measurable education goals set in 2000 and only half of all countries have achieved universal primary enrolment, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting learning spotlighted today, urging countries to bridge the $22 billion annual finance gap needed to achieve quality basic education […]

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Options for High School Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Marietta, Ohio.  Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Appalachia lies a spectacular program implemented by Drs. Bill Bauer (member of the J. Luce Foundation Board of Directors) and Chris Klein that gives high school students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to participate in a college campus that offers academic, social recreation and employment opportunities. Making […]

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Promoting Social Entrepreneur Ventures

New York, N.Y.  People often ask, “what is the difference between a social entrepreneur and a regular entrepreneur?”  The basic answer is what they do with their profit.  Traditional entrepreneurship is about providing goods or services and making a profit on the transactions.  A social entrepreneur uses part of their profit, such as the company […]

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Yale Young Global Scholars Program: 2015 Applications Available

New Haven, CT.  When asked to describe her time participating in last summer’s Yale Young Global Scholars program (YYGS), high school junior Makiko Miyazaki chooses the word inspiring. “I learned so much from my peers and the faculty; they truly motivated me to take an active stance on issues I am passionate about,” she says. […]

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On World Teachers’ Day, U.N. Agencies Urge Investing in Educators

New York, N.Y.  Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies today said in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day. Photo: UNESCO. “An education system is only as good as its teachers,” the agency chiefs […]

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Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell Tech

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie today formally executed a 99-year lease between the City of New York and Cornell Tech, which will pave the way for construction of the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, exactly two years after Cornell and […]

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Empowering Youth Employment in Sri Lanka after Conflict

New York, N.Y.  After a conflict of almost three decades, everything is under slow recovery in the conflict-affected areas in Sri Lanka. With the joint efforts of International Sustainable Livelihood Foundation (ISLF/U.S.), the Sewalanka Foundation (Sri Lanka), and the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (U.S.)., a modern educational institution is proposed to be established in Trincomalee, […]

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Deputy U.N. Chief Says 2015  ‘Critical Year’ for World’s Indigenous

The Battle for Civil Rights Continues in America

Nine Yalies win Soros Fellowships for New Americans

U.N. Chief Urges Climate Action at Earth Day Concert

Obama: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Earth Day Concert and Rally in Washington, D.C.