Daily Archives: January 3, 2016

From Drone Technician to Whistleblower

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2015 Hottest Year on Record

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Top 3 Economic Stories of 2015

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Armed militia seize fed building in stand against US govt

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Harvard’s alumni impact | Harvard Gazette

By Christina Pazzanese, Harvard Staff Writer

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The oldest American university, Harvard has launched thousands of graduates who became important, trailblazing figures in politics, business, law, education, medicine, science, and the humanities. Some have made technological breakthroughs, developed innovative products, or discovered lifesaving treatments, while others have led nations and revolutions, created timeless artwork, or written words that changed the course of history.

But what do we know about the many thousands of present-day alumni who make valuable economic and social contributions after they leave Harvard, but who aren’t necessarily so well known? It turns out, not very much — until now.

According to the first University-wide survey examining Harvard’s global impact, alumni are deeply engaged with the world and strongly committed to contributing to society through entrepreneurship, board service, and volunteerism.

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Bill McKibben, “Report from the Front Line of the Climate Fight”


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Published on Aug 21, 2013

Global Strategy Lecture Series, Summer 2013

Each summer, the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative brings renowned experts and policy makers to Columbia University to deliver weekly public lectures and work with students in the program.

http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/

August 7, 2013
Bill McKibben, “Report from the Front Line of the Climate Fight”

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Bill McKibben on U. of California Divesting from Coal and Tar Sands


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Published on Sep 10, 2015

The University of California has announced that it has sold off more than $200 million worth of investments in coal and tar sands companies. University officials say the move was prompted by concerns over environmental sustainability as well as the increasing riskiness of investing in the coal and tar sands industries, which have both seen their profits plummet in recent months. Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, hailed the move. The European Green Party and 350.org recently launched the “Divest for Paris” challenge, calling on institutions, individuals and governments to divest from fossil fuels ahead of the climate summit in Paris later this year.

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