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Almeida: President Obama Strengthens ENDA by Rejecting DOMA

Tico Almeida (WI ’98) wrote a guest blog piece, “President Obama Strengthens ENDA by Rejecting DOMA” for The Bilerico Project. Excerpt: “Some advocates within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have presented a false choice between advocating for marriage equality and the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would outlaw workplace discrimination based […]

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Sullivan To Be Named State Dept. Director of Policy Planning

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan (MN ’97) will soon be named as the next State Department director of policy planning, two State Department officials confirmed to Foreign Policy‘s The Cable. Sullivan’s appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, could come as early as today, the officials said. He replaces […]

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Senator Coons Discusses 112th Congress at Politico Event

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (DE ’83) spoke at the Politico event “Mapping Out the 112th Congress.” Coons discussed issues ranging from his temporary office trailer to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Watch the full video.

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White House to Nominate Carolyn Lerner (MI ’84) to Run the Office of Special Counsel

According to NPR: “The White House plans to nominate Carolyn Lerner (MI ‘84) to run the Office of Special Counsel, which represents federal whistle-blowers and other victims of discrimination within the government.” Read the full article.  

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Bell: A distraction of the road to a better welfare system

Monica Bell (SC ’02) co-authored a piece published by The Washington Post entitled, “A Distraction of the Road to a Better Welfare System.” Read the full article.

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Buckwalter-Poza: Cambodia’s Bon Om Touk Stampede Preventable

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza (NC ’09) authored a piece for The Huffington Post entitled, “Cambodia’s Bon Om Touk Stampede Preventable.” Read the full article.

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Luke Messac (NY ’07) Featured in The New York Times

Luke Messac (NY ’07), an AIDS activist, was featured in a New York Times piece. Read the full article.

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Ravi Gupta (NY ’04) Featured in The Tennessean

Ravi Gupta (NY ’04), who recently started a charter school, was featured in The Tennessean. Read the full article.

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Two Scholars Named in Time Magazine’s “40 Under 40”

Two Truman Scholars, both from the Class of 1997, were named in TIME Magazine’s “40 Under 40” listing. Congratulations to Rachel Kleinfeld (AK ’97) and to Jake Sullivan (MN ’97).  See the full listing.

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Dakduk Quoted in Washington Post piece about Student Veterans

Michael Dakduk (NV ’10), deputy executive director of Student Veterans of America, was quoted extensively in a Washington Post piece entitled, “Veterans who go back to school want more support.” Read the full article.

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