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Summer 2016 Foundation Internship on Roosevelt Island, NYC

New York, N.Y. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation announced today that it has begun to accept applications for its Summer 2016 Internship Program focused on Leadership and Stewardship. Luce Leader ’12 Chris Rim of Yale with Global Adviser Jeremy Hu and Jim Luce. In 1998, it began with Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org), “Raising Global Leaders,” […]

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I Married a Munster: Review of ‘My Life with Grandpa Al Lewis’

New York, N.Y.  Al Lewis was one of the most recognized entertainers of all time. He was best known for his character Grampa Munster. Al was the comic genius behind “The Munsters” which aired 72 episodes from 1964-1966. Previous to that, he played Officer Leo Schaunser in “Car 54 Where Are You?” over 44 episodes between 1961-1963. How […]

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Congress Member Maloney Writes on Fighting ‘Extremists,’ ‘Nonsense’

Washington, D.C. In a letter to constituents today, Congressional Representative Carolyn B. Maloney expressed frustration and determination to fight what she termed as both “extremists” and “nonsense.” She represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan, including Roosevelt Island. The past few weeks in Congress have been, in a word, interesting. The Pope visited. Speaker Boehner […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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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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Soccer Unites President of Bolivia on Roosevelt Island, NYC

New York, N.Y.  President of Bolivia Evo Morales, top officials and ambassadors to the UN took time out during the General Assembly today to play a football match to support the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Wearing dark blue, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) colour, and orange, the UNiTE campaign colour, more than 20 top […]

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Fútbol une a Presidente de Bolivia, diplomáticos y altos funcionarios de la ONU para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer

Nueva York,, N.Y.  El Presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, altos funcionarios y embajadores ante las Naciones Unidas hicieron hoy una pausa durante la Asamblea General para jugar un partido de fútbol con el fin de apoyar la campaña del Secretario General ÚNETE para poner fin a la violencia contra la mujer. Con camisetas azul oscuro, el color del Programa […]

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Possibility of Museum on NYC’s ‘New’ Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y.  Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissioned. This plant supplies energy to the two long-term care hospitals on Roosevelt Island, one of which will combine with the other as the new $2 […]

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