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Defining Global Citizenship

Defining Global Citizenship

Exploring the world in order to enrich it By Alyssa Young It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears There’s so much that we share That it’s time we’re aware… It’s a small world after all—a phrase and song ingrained in America’s collective consciousness […]

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Willpower

Willpower

A class trip through Europe reveals America’s sustainable potential. by Danny Akright, JO’10, AS’10 I’ve always thought of wind turbines as graceful, turning slowly above the Midwestern landscape I call home. Standing inside the base of one in the wooded hills of southern Germany, looking up into its cavernous, dark, humming innards, gave me an […]

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Maxwell’s Leadership Legacy

Maxwell’s Leadership Legacy

President Maxwell steps down next year, but his mission-driven progress keeps Drake climbing. Running is a mediator, an expanse of calm between David Maxwell and the day that’s about to begin. The sun is scarcely touching the horizon as Maxwell laces his shoes and positions his ear buds for a four-mile morning run that follows a meditative rhythm […]

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Just One Patch of Land

Just One Patch of Land

The local benefit of clean energy fuels global change It’s been called the biggest crisis our civilization has ever faced, and the trouble zone is not where you might expect. The Midwest is responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than most countries across the globe, with the exception of China, India, Russia, and Japan.Illinois, Indiana, […]

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The Vaccine Runners

The Vaccine Runners

A neighborly approach improves global health In 2006, intrepid polio vaccination teams blanketed India, traversing open sewers teeming with refuse to blanket every tightly packed shanty and immunize every child. Progress was being made. But volunteers, working through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and Rotary […]

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The Challenge of Two Small Drops

The Challenge of Two Small Drops

How can a vaccine-preventable disease continue to be an international public health emergency? Welcome to the complex world of disease prevention. World Health Organization polio spokeswoman Sona Bari explains why eradicating polio is so challenging, and talks about the creative ways teams are overcoming these barriers. Drake Blue: Smallpox was eradicated in the United States […]

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