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NYU: What Makes for “Educated” Citizen in Global Economy?

New York, N.Y. Public debate is rife with questions concerning the identity and future of American culture and education, as well as its precise role in the larger global community.   Just what does it mean to be an educated citizen in an increasingly integrated and technologically driven global economy?   New York University will address this […]

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Rote Haitian Education – Not Necessarily As Bad As Thought

By Dr. Diane Hoffman, edited by Jim Luce Leogane, Haiti. As the renowned anthropologist Melville Herskovits observed long ago, in Haiti, nothing is what it seems.  My most recent visit to the country proved, once again, how true that observation was.  I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend a few days in Haiti with a small team […]

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First 100 Global Advisors Join Haiti Int’l. University Center

New York, NY. On January 12, 2011 – on the first anniversary of the Haitian earthquake – I began to invite professionals from around the world to join the Global Advisory Board for the International University Center Haiti.   Within the first ten weeks, one hundred dedicated humanitarians agreed to a $1,000 give-or-get commitment, raising the […]

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Students of Indian Origin at American U. of Antigua Recognized

St. John’s, Antigua. As part of its mission to offer world-class educations and opportunities to students of all backgrounds, American University of Antigua (AUA) would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of three College of Medicine students of Indian descent: alumnus Dr. Jesse Gill and currently enrolled students Rahul Bhagat and Rheena Patel.   All three have […]

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NYC’s Japan American Assoc. Funds Haitian Students Dream of Int’l. Study

New York, N.Y.  The Japan American Association (JAA) of New York has made a generous contribution to an important project of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) in Haiti. JAA has actively participated in helping the global community since inception, most recently assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in Indonesia. This civic organization has also funded the […]

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From New Jersey to Nairobi: Princeton in Africa Marks 10 Years

Ettie Philitas, left, a member of the class of 2007, helps a student prepare for A-level exams at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Today, as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feldstein works on allocating foreign assistance to developing countries and often reflects upon his time with Princeton […]

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Latino College Students Fund Haitian High School Graduates to Prepare for Chinese University

Hicksville, L.I. Having just returned from an eight-day post-disaster relief trip to Haiti, I was delighted to be invited to an earthquake benefit dinner at C.W. Post on Long Island to discuss what I had learned. The Latin-American Women’s Society of the university was hosting the event, and its president Diana Gutierrez had reached out to […]

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World Renowned Autistic Advocate Temple Grandin's Mother to Tell the Family Story

HBO released Temple Grandin’s auto-biography this past March. From Boston, Temple is 62 years old. As a person with high-functioning autism, Temple is the inventor of the hug machine squeeze-box designed to calm the hypersensitive. I am particularly interested in the presentation as my own adopted son has had learning disabilities his entire life and […]

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