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Stephanie Sklar: Clean power plan provides promise of a cleaner energy future

Stephanie Sklar, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star, “Earlier this month the Supreme Court halted enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, giving a win to the 27 mostly Republican-led states that are suing to have the new regulations overturned.  Arizona…”

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Creating Community: Part 2 – Hard Conversations in an Online Classroom – ‘Othello’

Judith McDaniel (2015-2016 Fellow) with Tim Fraser-Bumatay, Daniel Herrera, and Ryan Kelly.  This piece was first published in Educational Technology & Change Journal, “The four of us are all teachers in face-to-face classrooms, and we have all needed to have difficult conversations about race…”

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Why Niger’s Presidential Election Matters

Phyllis Taoua, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This piece was first published in The World Post, “On February 21, Niger will vote in the first round of a presidential election. This has barely been a blip in the western media — the the New York Times published its last article on Niger…”

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Other worries in addition to lead in the water

Paloma Beamer, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This pieces was originally published in The Hill, “We know very little to nothing about the thousands of other chemicals our children are exposed to every day. Lead poisoning in the water in Flint, Michigan is just the beginning. Our government enacted the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) in 1976,…”

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We Should Be Hounding Congress About Their New Social Security Rules

Pamela Hopman, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This pieces was first published in Slant, “In December, the Feds raised interest rates, and rumor is it may raise them again in the coming months. This move was seen as beneficial…”

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Sofia Martinez Ramos: Don’t use ‘illegal’ to describe people

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow. This article was first published in the Arizona Daily Star, “Many remember the childhood rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can’ t hurt me.” Anti-bullying…”

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Student and Faculty Diversity Movements — Apart and Together

Beth Mitchneck, 2015-2016 Public Voices Fellow and Tess Carter. This piece was first published in The Huffington Post, “Last month, Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College, responded to African-American student demands by refusing…”

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Candidates and Local Leaders Need to Face Up to Climate Change

Stephanie Sklar, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in Huffpost Green. “In spite of the historic Paris climate meeting in November and agreement to limit the increase in the global average temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius, none of U.S. presidential…”

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Tens of Thousands of Health Apps — Which One Is Right for You?

Heather Patrick and Melanie Hingle, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in Next Avenue. “Two scientists reveal what key features make for true behavior…”

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Meet the 20 women selected as 2015-2016 Fellows.

The third year of the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship starts this fall as we welcome 20 new Fellows, selected from a highly competitive pool. The Fellows include academic leaders from the University of Arizona and community leaders from throughout Tucson. Through the generosity of local philanthropists and a partnership of the University of Arizona College…

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