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When was the last time you updated your Truman.gov profile?

When was the last time you updated your Truman.gov profile?  Was it at TSLW?  Did you not even know you had a Truman.gov profile?  Well you do and you should keep it current!  The Truman Scholars Association and the Truman Foundation are working together to update contact information for all scholars.  Those with out-of-date or […]

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2 Truman Scholars Named to Forbes 30 under 30 List

Congratulations to Melissa Boteach (MD ‘04) and Anthony Vitarelli (NJ ‘04) for being named to Forbes 30 under 30 for Law and Policy. As the magazine writes, “These are the people who aren’t waiting to reinvent the world.” Keep up the good work! Check out the story here.  

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Carolyn Lerner (MI ’84) featured in the Washington Post

The following is an excerpt from a December 2011 article in The Washington Post. Carolyn Lerner had the Air Force’s top four-star general boxed in. Gen. Norton Schwartz was reeling from revelations that the Dover Air Force Base mortuary had lost and sawed off body parts and mishandled other remains of America’s war dead. In […]

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Jina Moore (WV ’01) Wins Journalism Prize for UN Coverage

Jina Moore, a freelance writer and regular contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, recently won the 2011 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize gold medal for best reporting on the United Nations. The award recognizes her coverage of a new UN approach to ending war and promoting peace: peacebuilders, an idea distinct from both peacemaking and peacekeeping. […]

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Justin Finizio (RI ’98) Elected Mayor of New London, Connecticut

“Mayor-elect Daryl Justin Finizio is about to announce the head of his transition team. “Finizio, who won the mayoral election Tuesday, has called a press conference for 3 p.m. at his home on Ocean Avenue to elaborate on transition procedures and timelines. “He is also expected to announced he is closing out his “Finizio for […]

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Truman-tastic Think New Mexico

Last year, three of New Mexico’s Truman Scholars worked together at Think New Mexico, a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank dedicated to improving New Mexico’s quality of life.   Kristina G. Fisher (NM ’01), has worked with Think New Mexico since 2002, and is currently the organization’s Associate Director. In that position, she developed the organization’s […]

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Class Notes | November 2011

Adair Boroughs (SC ‘01) gave birth to a baby girl, Annalia Ford Boroughs, on November 6, 2011. Yahonnes Cleary (NY ‘99) was married in Manhattan. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/fashion/weddings/marcie-graham-yahonnes-cleary-weddings.html) Ibrahim Elshamy (NH ‘09) has moved to Cairo, Egypt on a Fulbright Scholarship where he is researching local organizations that create civic education materials to empower citizens in […]

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Greg Stanton (AZ ’90) Elected Mayor of Phoenix

“Greg Stanton launched his candidacy for Phoenix mayor in December, surrounded by supporters in a restored, historic warehouse downtown. Thousands of handshakes, 50 debates and 11 months later, Stanton’s journey ended Tuesday at the same place he started – this time celebrating victory. “Stanton will become the 52nd mayor of Phoenix. Unofficial election results showed that he […]

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Lessons in Leadership: An Interview with Ben Pierce, President of Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

I had the privilege of sitting down with Ben Pierce, President of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program (VC), to have a discussion about leadership, charitable giving, and teamwork.  Pierce has been the head of VC for 13 years, and has more than two decades of experience in the field of charitable giving.  VC is a […]

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Carolyn Lerner (MI ’84) in the Washington Post

By Westbrook Murphy, General Counsel, Truman Scholarship Foundation Today’s Washington Post carried two stories about Carolyn Lerner (MI ’84) the new United States Special Counsel appointed by President Obama. The first details how in just four months she is restoring the damaged reputation of the Office of Special Counsel in its role of protecting federal employees who become whistleblowers. […]

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