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Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

PHOTO Last spring, a handful of architecture students were faced with a daunting and unfamiliar challenge: design a school for a village 8,000 miles away in the African Simanjiro region, where water is scarce, the average wage is $1.25 a day and half the children die by age 5. Michael Garrison, professor in the School…   » Continue Reading

Cool lessons in hot science delivered by new education symposium

Cool lessons in hot science delivered by new education symposium

Not Your Mama’s Science Class: Back when boomers were driving Pinto hatchbacks to Friday night football games and rocking out to Led Zeppelin on the eight-track, it wasn’t cool to like science and math. If you loved physics and others got wind of it, you could suffer for your passion.

Adults break through financial and social barriers to pursue intellectual life in Humanities Institute program

Adults break through financial and social barriers to pursue intellectual life in Humanities Institute program

When she lost her job in a company downsizing, Marissa Flores Machado had no idea what was next. She didn’t expect to find herself spending two evenings a week seated around a table discussing Socrates, Shakespeare and Frederick Douglass.