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The Savage Side of Schoolmates

Written by Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday, 05 March 2010 04:50.

William Rivers PittMost of us have a story about being bullied back in school. Thankfully, most of us did not go through the childhood that William Rivers Pitt endured. This bestselling author faced years of torment by classmates. Switching schools only made things worse. Teachers and administrators either looked the other way or took ineffectual action.

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Diversity in One

Written by Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 00:32.

multi-culti” kid literatureI recently finished The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel repeatedly hit my funny bone and my weepy bone, too. The protagonist, Arnold “Junior” Spirit, a Native American on the Spokane Reservation, barges through all the traps of pathos and romanticisation sometimes found in “multi-culti” kid literature. There are repentant racists and quiet heroes, little triumphs and gut-punching tragedies. But it’s a great book, and I can see why it won the 2007 National Book Award.

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The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative

Written by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Tuesday, 02 March 2010 23:27.

Teaching Diverse Students The most significant educational challenge facing the United States is the tragically low academic achievement of many students of color. The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative (TDSi) helps educators meet this challenge by providing research-based resources for improving the teaching of racially and ethnically diverse students.

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MBA Students Returning to Peru with Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Written by Indiana University on Thursday, 25 February 2010 22:50.

MBA student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business when he helped a small Peruvian apparel maker with its big exporting ambitions.Last spring, Casey Bronson experienced his "highlight" as an MBA student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business when he helped a small Peruvian apparel maker with its big exporting ambitions.

"For this company, what we brought to the table was our understanding of the U.S. market," said Bronson, a second-year student from Clinton, Utah. "There's a lot of value in bringing fresh ideas from MBA students. You could tell that it breathed a lot of life and excitement into the companies that we consulted with."

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UNC Wilmington Ranked Among Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers; Reflects University's Focus on Service

Written by Organization Staff on Thursday, 25 February 2010 17:28.

 University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate Amber Wilson ’08 believes in public service, and she puts that belief into practice. While a student, she volunteered to work with relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, prepared meals for the homeless in North Carolina and volunteered with the Salvation Army. University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate Amber Wilson ’08 believes in public service, and she puts that belief into practice. While a student, she volunteered to work with relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, prepared meals for the homeless in North Carolina and volunteered with the Salvation Army.

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Class Teaches Business Ethics While Raising Money for Charities

Written by University of Iowa on Friday, 19 February 2010 17:40.

business ethics diversityA business ethics class assignment in the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management is showing MBA students how ethical decision making is an important part of a successful career, while providing real financial support for non-profit organizations.

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2010 Social Entrepreneurship Forum

Written by University of Southern California on Sunday, 14 February 2010 22:01.

Recent economic events and lagging job markets have provided the motivation for thousands of Southern Californians to launch their own businesses. The USC Marshall School and its alumni are hosting a day of inspiration and education for aspiring and current entrepreneurs, and the professionals who support them.

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Workplace Gendered Tradeoffs Lead to Economic Inequalities for Women

Written by Joel Schwarz, University of Washington on Friday, 12 February 2010 13:28.

Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One CountriesDespite big changes over recent decades, workplace gender inequalities endure in the United States and other industrialized nations around the world. These inequalities are created by facets of national social policy that either ease or concentrate the demands of care giving within households and shape expectations in the workplace, according to University of Washington sociologists.

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Abusive Bosses Don't Suffer for Their Behavior, If They Produce

Written by University of Iowa on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:37.

A new study by University of Iowa researchers lends credence to the idea that supervisors who abuse their employees but are productive have a long leash when it comes to bad behaviorSteve Jobs is one of America's most famous CEOs, praised for leading Apple and fostering a culture of innovation that few companies can match while making lots of money for lots of people. Steve Jobs is also regarded as one of Corporate America's biggest tyrants, known for throwing temper tantrums and dressing down employees in humiliating fashion.

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