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The importance of everyday interactions for early brain development

Ann M. Mastergeorge-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Can you remember the last time you played peek-a-boo with a young child? You may think it is just a fun child's game…
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Olympics lack parity for female athletes

Maura Grogan-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by USA Today. “The upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia will include women's ski jumping for the first time. Not only is this an important milestone for women ski…
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Justice department’s anti-smoking efforts exclude black media

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Last fall my dear cousin lay dying in a Miami hospital from advanced lung cancer, the result of years of smoking menthol cigarettes…
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How for-profit institutions peddle college to the poor

Regina Deil-Amen-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Across the nation, most prospective students applying to selective colleges have wrapped up their applications. They have showcased their test scores, listed numerous examples…
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In the war on poverty, don’t forget refugees

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “It is 4:30 a.m. on a snowy Tuesday in December in upstate New York. Bishnu slides into the back seat of an '83 Toyota…
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Welfare of children must be 2014 priority

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Root. “In a recent conversation about declining student performance, a frustrated and passionate elementary school teacher broke into tears as she told me …”
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Homelessness lets dubious Tucson charity go on

Patti Caldwell-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “In an ideal Tucson, Libby Wright would not be a factor. In that Tucson, the mainline charities for the homeless — the Primavera…
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Teaching black girls to be beautiful

Daisy M. Jenkins- 2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Ebony “One of the songs I love so much by the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is ‘Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m…
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Arizona sees spike in kids placed in foster care

Patti Caldwell-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Pat Hatley wants to keep his small family together — but as a homeless dad, he worries every day that he might lose…
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Ethnography as a radical activity

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Anthropology Teachers College. “My curiosity to unwind tangles and make complexities visible—to reveal inequities and marginalized individuals and groups of people—and to tell their stories with integrity…
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