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$50M Gift to Develop New Leaders at Rice University

Houston, Texas.  With a $50 million gift from venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, through their private family foundation, Rice University is planning an unconventional approach to developing students into leaders. Retired Brig. Gen. Tom Kolditz, who has headed leadership training at Yale and West Point, will direct the Doerr Institute for New […]

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On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates with Foundation

With Ryan D. Turnewitsch 1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world – or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so. The author receiving Marietta College’s prestigious McDonough Award for Excellence in […]

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Young Leaders of the Americas Meet Obama in Jamaica

. “Wah Gwan, Jamaica?” President Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica yesterday, meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, as well as other Caribbean leaders on the importance of improving energy security and fighting climate change. He later held a town hall with the Young Leaders of the Americas. It is your generation who will shape the […]

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What A Night It Was: Evening With Peter Yarrow In Texas

Houston, Texas. Recently Peter Yarrow delivered a concert to approximately 2,500 ASCD members in which, in word and song, he honored and reinforced the importance of ASCD’s commitment to Whole Child Education via Social and Emotional Learning and other educational strategies.  Peter referred to the “black hole of empathy” that he feels is perhaps the […]

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Honoring Young Leaders and Humanitarians at U.N. Mission

New York, N.Y.  Fifteen years ago, I began a journey of unknown destination. Last week, we celebrated that journey — and the many people who have journeyed with us. Many destinations — Haiti, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Cuba – have become apparent over the years, as has our focus on the arts, education and orphan […]

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2015 is Chance to Change History, Ban Tells U.N. Youth Forum

New York, N.Y.  This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the participants to get […]

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Leader for Youths with Disabilities, Dr. Bill Bauer, Honored

Marietta, OH.  Marietta College’s Dr. William Bauer, associate professor of education, will be honored for his outstanding leadership to youths with disabilities on Aug. 16 when he receives the 2007 Maureen Fitzgerald Leadership Award. The Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities (GCPD) presents the award at the GCPD annual awards ceremony at the State House […]

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