Don Gomez (NY ’09) authored a commentary piece, “When Hero Rings Hollow,” published in The New York Times. Read the full article.
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Eric Greitens (MO ’95), a Navy SEAL who recently authored the book The Heart and the Fist, was interviewed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Watch the full episode.
Seth Andrew (RI ’99), founder of three Democracy Prep charter schools, was quoted in the New York Times article, “Charter School Space: Free of Rent, Maybe, But Not of Hurdles.” Read the full article.
Seth Andrew (RI ’99) wrote a piece published by The Huffington Post: “A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable.” Read the full article.
State Representative Jake Zimmerman (MO’ 95) was elected St. Louis County Assessor in the first election for that position in 51 years. Read the full article.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recently announced the selection of the 2011 Truman Scholars. The 60 Scholars were selected from among 602 candidates nominated by 264 colleges and universities. Read the full release. Media from across the country, ranging from The New York Times to college publications, have announced the selections. A sampling headlines […]
By Cara Vallente-Compton (NM ’10) I am a senior at the University of New Mexico, graduating in May. Last spring I was honored to be selected as one of two Truman Scholars from the great state of New Mexico. As a non-traditional student I have been very active on the UNM campus in reaching out […]
Ravi Gupta (NY ’04), Founding Director of Nashville Prep Charter School, was featured in the Nashville Scene’s 2011 People Issue. Excerpt: “For Gupta, the thrill of education reform is not unlike the thrill of the campaign. He canvasses North Nashville neighborhoods and strategizes their efforts with the fervor of an activist — one who took […]
Kendra Key (AL ’09) was named one of “America’s Most Daring Young Black Activists” by Campus Progress: “A 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama, Kendra Key, ran for student body president, a position that has long been held by a white student. Though Key narrowly lost the race, she brought attention to black representation […]
by James Gibson (AL ’02) Birmingham, Alabama is the setting for the latest Truman Scholar success story. The Birmingham News recently published a piece on John Joseph (AL ’00) and Global Grad, his innovative startup that draws on his experiences as a teacher and in education policy to provide a “step-by-step plan for personal, academic, […]