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First Female President Appointed at New York Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. Lakeesha Walrond Appointed as First Female President of New York Theological Seminary New York, N.Y.  New York Theological Seminary’s (N.Y.T.S.) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond as its new president. Dr. Walrond brings more than two decades of leadership in academia and ministry that will help shape new and […]

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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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Yale Center Beijing Head Named WEF Young Global Leader

Beijing, China. Carol Li Rafferty YC ’00, the managing director of Yale Center Beijing, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s newest class of Young Global Leaders, the WEF announced on March 16. Rafferty will join a community of young leaders under 40 from around the world and from organizations in all sectors. For five […]

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Yale Creates Arab Student Leadership Awards

New Haven, CT. The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is launching the Arab Student Leadership Award, a full-tuition and travel scholarship that will be awarded to up to 10 outstanding high school students from the Middle East to attend the program at Yale this summer. 10 Arab Student Leadership Awards will be presented to students […]

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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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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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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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Luce Leaders Such as Chris Rim Continue Advocating in College

New York, N.Y.  Almost a year has passed since last time Christopher Rim, the founder and president of anti-bullying awareness association It Ends Today, accepted his Luce Leadership 2013 Award showed at the Year-End Champagne Reception of the J. Luce Foundation, along with the other recipient Isaac Kassin, a young global philanthropist.     Chris Rim […]

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