I’m so proud to have been a part of LIFT-Boston in its nascent stages. The name, logo, volunteers, and offices may have changed, but the work ethic, commitment, and community have only strengthened over time. Watch to learn more about this anti-poverty nonprofit’s model and impact.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Relay for Life. Does its good intentions really advance the cause?
This article by a cancer surviver attending Tufts University points out some serious concerns with the annual philanthropic event benefiting the American Cancer Society, including funding allocations and the language used to talk about cancer.
I was a victim of cyber bullying during my freshman year of college. I will never forget the moment I was sitting at my favorite campus coffee shop, glancing through anonymous posts on a collegiate online forum, when I saw my name. The post said, “Melanie – you’re fat. If you cared more about your… Continue reading
23 Year Game of Tag
23 Year Game of Tag
I was combing through old papers tonight, and I found my graduation speech for Tufts. It was awesome on so many levels to read and reflect on right now. Start in the middle(*) if you don’t want to read it all, because that part is the best. Enjoy! I love Somerville. The people, the places….It’s… Continue reading Life Advice
Free online classes from Stanford? Sign me up!
Stanford University is offering some nifty classes online for free (no credit though) next semester. This game theory one looks neat, even though I’ve forgotten calculus (sad!), but I’m exploring others too. Classes can be taken online in spare time each week. I’d love to take a class with someone so that we can discuss… Continue reading Free online classes from Stanford? Sign me up!
Social Media Increases Alumni Engagement more than 400%
The Thunderbird School of Global Management enjoyed a 400 percent increase in the number of donors – many of them alumni – to its annual end-of-fiscal-year campaign 2010. Everything they did that year was the same, with one exception – Thunderbird had a small team of social media managers creating and monitoring conversations with the school’s supporters… Continue reading Social Media Increases Alumni Engagement more than 400%
This was the 90s:
I want to say things have changed, and I hope they have, but have they? Also, College is a career? Really Parker Brothers? [editor’s note: I most certainly do not have a problem with any of these professions. I am just commenting on the scope represented, the packaging, the total whiteness and girliness!, etc.]