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How my mother’s depression shaped my whole life

Ann Mastergeorge-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Washington Post. “When I think back to my mother when I was a child, I don’t have a single memory of her smiling. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and…
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Teach Young Black Men ‘The Lesson’ and Save Their Lives

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “My heart is heavy upon learning that yet another young black man, Michael Brown, has died much too soon. A few days later, Kajieme…
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Feminism in China: Risky, But Rising

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Ms. Magazine. “This summer I taught a course on American education policy at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China, with 55 undergraduates, mostly women, who were smart…
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6 Tips for Recent College Graduates

Suzanne McFarlin-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “If you're a recent college graduate, or know one, the phrase "I don't know what I want to do!" may be familiar. Many 2014…
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Did School Integration Fail Black Children?

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Root. ““Back to school” is just around the corner, and 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, many children will be returning to…
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How to teach about climate without making your students feel hopeless

Diana Liverman-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. “A few years ago, I discovered my undergraduates had informally renamed my Intro to Environmental Studies class. They called it “Environmental Depression …”
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Saving Iraqis the US left behind

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Al Jazeera America. “After the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, Hakim, a 49-year-old Sunni Iraqi, helped the U.S. and NATO forces by serving as a guide in…
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Girl immigrants crossing the US border often survived rape and abuse. They’ve got more courage than most of Congress

Ana Christina da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Guardian. “W hen I left Brazil as a 20-year-old, my country was in the midst of economic crisis, and I wanted to escape…
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What If Climate Change Triggers Cooperation, Not Conflict?

Diana Liverman-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “"Climate change increases the likelihood of war and terrorism," President Obama said earlier this summer. The Pentagon and a distinguished committee of retired generals…
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City taking right steps to improve

Sarah Smallhouse-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “The Tucson mayor and City Council members deserve recognition and praise for recent steps they have taken to make meaningful improvements to the…
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