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How to reverse the civic empowerment gap of young people? Teach them about politics in school

The problem of low turnout among young people, particularly those from less affluent backgrounds, has been subject of many discussions. Anja Neundorfand Kaat Smets  1,142 more words

Lively debate at youth model conference

By Duncan Gordon

On the morning of Saturday December 2, Peking University’s School of International Studies building was abuzz with activity.  Young delegates all dressed smartly in suits were filing into the teaching rooms which for today were to be transformed into debate chambers. 1,048 more words


Goodbye Fall 2016

The end of the semester is finally here. No longer will I have to get up at 7:30am to be on time for my 9am classes (at least until next semester). 96 more words

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

My visual self-reflection for this interview is:

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Ms. Ime T. Akanke for my pilot English 101 course. She is an English professor at Morgan State University and is a strong activist for the success of African American and Black youth. 231 more words

Pols and Advocates Demand $2 Billion from Mayor and Governor for CUNY

Elected officials and advocates are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to uphold their post-election promises to protect at-risk New Yorkers by committing to phase in a $2 billion, five-year plan to cover the tuition costs of enrollees at City University of New York schools. 836 more words

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[ A week in the life of DiurnaTango.WordPress.com ]

Details: Atlas likes the occasional tug-of-war, la famille de Boom wins this year’s Unofficial Earliest Card Award, copious amounts of leaves are cool, measurements matter (thanks Lannon.  26 more words

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Unity College tops in U.S. for financial sustainability

Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education lauds Maine college

UNITY, Maine — Unity College is the top U.S. college for sustainability in the area of investment and finance and rates third in energy, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). 624 more words

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