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Gracey and Hatch: Of Trumans, Climate, and Copenhagen

Almost 45,000 people came to Copenhagen last December to be a part of the United Nations Climate Change negotiations. Among them were more than a few Truman Scholars. Whether as government representatives, researchers at universities, or leaders of advocacy groups, we continued a long history of international Truman public service in the fight to stop […]

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Babcock-Lumish: In the Wake of Icelandic Volcano, Geography is Not Dead

Terry Babcock-Lumish (PA ’96) writes on geography while stranded in Rome due to volcanic ash:  http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=355803&CategoryId=13303

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Class Notes (April 2010)

Tom Burack (NH ‘80), Commissioner for the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services, was recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Environmental Council of the States, the national organization of the environmental commissioners/directors from the 50 states and territories. Tom also chaired the Climate Change Policy Task Force established by the Governor to develop a […]

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Scholar’s Peep Art Makes Washington Post

Congratulations to Lauren Lien (TX ’05), whose diorama made it to the finals of the Washington Post‘s Peep Show IV peep art competition!   To vote for Lauren’s design, click “Peeple’s Choice” at the top of the webpage and vote for “Little Bo Beep.”  

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Truman’s Popularized Slogan Lives On

President Harry S. Truman popularized the slogan, “The Buck Stops Here,” with a sign on his desk in the Oval Office. (Read history here.)   More than 60 years later, these words are still popular. President Barack Obama, referring to the failed Christmas Day bombing plot, said: “the buck stops with me.”   Post your […]

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Stephanopoulos (OH ’80) to Anchor Good Morning America

ABC News will announce George Stephanopoulos (OH ’80) as an anchor of “Good Morning America,” to start as soon as Monday.   Read the full story here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30387.html

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Letter: The Siren Song of Wall Street

Letter from A. Scott Henderson (FL ’82) to The Washington Post:   I praise Elliot Gerson for his Nov. 21 op-ed, “From Oxford to Wall Street,” noting the increasing number of Rhodes scholars who choose lucrative financial-sector jobs instead of lower-paying ones in other fields.   I share Mr. Gerson’s concerns. As a member of […]

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Saul Garlick: “Generation Y is the generation of social innovation”

2005 Truman Scholar Saul Garlick, Founder of Think Impact, discusses how Generation Y approaches international development on the Skoll Foundation’s Social Edge blog:   http://www.socialedge.org/discussions/business-building/generation-y2019s-global-development-strategy?utm_source=Social+Edge+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2cef19635f-Newsletter_Gen_Y_11_17_2009&utm_medium=email

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