social issues

New Hope for the Red Wolf?

New Hope for the Red Wolf?

For the first time in years, the species’ numbers have increased in the wild
Sierra Magazine online, June 2021

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The Confederate Governor Who Loved Jews: A Monument To Zebulon Vance Is Coming Down

Why some activists say Zebulon Vance is long overdue for a reckoning in the Jewish community.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 2021.  Republished in The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, and other publications

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Is the US Fish and Wildlife Service Slow-Walking Red Wolf Recovery?

Critics say the agency is moving too slowly to save the animal from extinction
Sierra Magazine online, September 2020

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Charlotte’s Monument to a Jewish Confederate Was Hated Even Before It Was Built

For more than seven decades, the North Carolina memorial has courted controversy in unexpected forms
Smithsonian Magazine online, September 2020

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Charlotte Shouldn’t Be A Test Case for COVID-19

Here’s what the RNC needs to do next.
The Charlotte Observer, May 2020

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Paving The Way: Barnard Program Helps Students Become Leaders In Science

Barnard’s Science Pathways Scholars Program helps students build experience in the lab to become leaders in science
Barnard Magazine
March 2020

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Women’s Colleges Are Having a Moment

Some people wrote off women’s colleges as an anachronism.  They were wrong.

Smith Quarterly, September 2019

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Balance at the Ballot Box

Smith Quarterly, September 2018

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The Southern Revolt Against Offshore Drilling

In South Carolina, opposition to President Trump's drilling plan is a bipartisan affair.
Sierra, February 2018

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Women Mayors Lead the Charge on Climate Change

The worldwide alliance of major-city mayors who believe their cities must take the lead on climate change, with or without their national governments' help.
UTNE Reader, 
Spring 2017

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1st Gen Changing the Script

1st Gen Changing the Script

Being first in the family to finish college can sometimes mean culture shock and confusion. But it can also open the door to a new life.
Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2016

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Wearing My Father’s Tallit at the Western Wall for Me, and for My Daughter

Why I flew halfway around the world to pray with women I’d never met
Tablet, November 2013

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Pipe Dreams

North Carolina’s tobacco industry may have gone up in smoke, but local farmers have found another fruitful way to work the land: winemaking.
enRoute, March 2011

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Presidential Gifts

The surprising ins-and-outs of gift giving when you’re the president of the United States.
Vogue.comAugust 2009

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Rose Hamid: Flight Attendant, Hijab Wearer

What if that woman with the head covering who’s walking down the aisle of your plane is not a passenger, but a flight attendant?
WorldHum.comAugust 2009

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Education Equals Power

How women’s colleges are changing the Middle East.
Ms., Summer 2009

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The Influencers

What forces will affect your business in the coming year? Here are the 25 people, trends and events we predicted.
Entrepreneur, February 2008

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Chimp Champion Fights Ape Meat, Pet Trade – By Force, if Necessary

When Sheri Speede met three angry chimpanzees caged as an attraction at a hotel in Cameroon, her planning began.
National Geographic News, December 2006


America’s Team

A look at how a historic U.S. women’s soccer team changed the world, at least for a while.
The New York Times, July 2000

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