During the summer of 2013, sophomore political science major Jordan Almeida had two options on how to spend his vacation. Either sitting around the house burning the summer oil or doing a philanthropy internship in Africa. He chose the latter.
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Julius Coles, former president of Africare, discussed the economic and social problems Africa has faced, as well as how the continent has improved in recent years, during his talk on Sept. 20 in the Howell Board Room.
The limited education of American students was thrust into the minds of the audience as Julius Coles spoke about his experiences of learning abroad Tuesday.
William Rankin, the president and co-founder of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance spoke at the Campus Center about “Reaching Rural African Villages with HIV Prevention and Care” in front of a crowd of about 80 faculty and students.
Asha Baba, an African storyteller, entertained his audience with stories, music and jokes on Feb. 19 in Founders Auditorium.
During International Week, a section of Davenport Dining Hall was transformed into an African mini-conference and festival.
Highlighting the need for taking action on matters of extreme poverty and the obstacles that hinders positive action was the subject of Bono’s lecture, “A Lesson in Giving Back” Tuesday night.
A little motivation seems to go a long way in my eyes. Lately, I have been feeling the pressures of graduation, getting a job, succeeding and just becoming that person you are expected to become.
Dim lights, one mic and inspiration was all that was needed for senior Adrianna Gardner to keep the audience engaged in her powerful spoken words as she presented her senior thesis at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the University’s Cabaret Theatre.