An ‘Explosion Of Human Talent’ Will Feed A Growing World Population

Christian Science Monitor   
August 1st, 2013

An ‘Explosion Of Human Talent’ Will Feed A Growing World Population

Despite the many problems that the world faces, Fared Zakaria stresses the importance of “worrying.” When society worries rationally, we have the incredible ability to find solutions.

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Deploying Better Shelters, For The Next Big Weather Disaster

Co.EXIST   
May 23rd, 2013

Deploying Better Shelters, For The Next Big Weather Disaster

Disasters such as the tornado that tore apart Oklahoma City suburbs this week are devastating and leave countless people homeless. Temporary shelter is often difficult to provide, but these models are designed to be more practical, sustainable, and feasible.

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LeanIn.Org Pushes Women To Stick With Career Ambitions

CSMonitor   
April 23rd, 2013

LeanIn.Org Pushes Women To Stick With Career Ambitions

Rachel Thomas began LeanIn.Org when she realized the importance of female leadership and the obstacles many women face in achieving their career ambitions. Her goal through her nonprofit organization is to promote equality for women and encourage them to aspire for professional success.

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After Boston Marathon Blast, Many Show Kindness To Runners

CSMonitor   
April 16th, 2013

After Boston Marathon Blast, Many Show Kindness To Runners

In the horrific aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions, terrified runners and spectators were comforted by acts of kindness by city residents offering aid.

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Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month With “Surviving In Numbers”

FEMINISTING   
April 2nd, 2013

Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month With “Surviving In Numbers”

Last October, Mount Holyoke junior Ali Safran returned to the spot where she was sexually assaulted to hang a sign that symbolized a call to action against sexual violence. Now, she is providing other students with a platform to hang their own signs through her project, “Surviving in Numbers”.

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Laboratories For Nonviolent Defense

Waging Nonviolence   
July 23rd, 2013

Laboratories For Nonviolent Defense

Fighting violence with violence has always seemed to be the conventional way of protecting yourself, but is there a better way? Movements like Peace Brigade International are showing more peaceful alternatives to keeping communities safe in sometimes dangerous conditions.

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‘Provoking Peace’ In Indonesia

CSMonitor   
May 8th, 2013

‘Provoking Peace’ In Indonesia

A conflict beginning in 1999 has led to divided communities in the Indonesian island of Ambon. Tensions still remain between religious groups, but citizens are hopeful for peace and dialogue in the future, despite sparks of contention in the present.

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Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Co.EXIST   
April 19th, 2013

Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Artist Lesley Perkes is working on transforming Johannesburg through art that both inspires and also actually improves the urban landscape.

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Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

CSMonitor   
April 12th, 2013

Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

Claudio Miranda grew up in one of the most violent communities in Brazil, but through music and art, he has given his neighbors a chance to express themselves and contribute positively to the community.

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Extraordinary Eritreans- A Support Center For Eritreans In Israel

allAfrica   
April 2nd, 2013

Extraordinary Eritreans- A Support Center For Eritreans In Israel

After fleeing from Sudan for Israel in 2009, Zebib Sultan was inspired to create the Eritrean Women’s Community Center, where women are offered educational, emotional, and communal support.

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