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December 2, 2014

Climate Change Can Be Stopped [Infographic]

Climate change is real and it’s happening now.  We have the power to stop it, but we may not be able to reverse the damage we’ve already caused.  Scientists say we’re already locked in to a 1.5 degree celsius average temperature increase across the world, which is going to have major impacts everywhere.

For starters, the ocean levels across the world are expected to rise over thirty centimeters by the year 2100.  This will lead to bleaching of corals and loss of aquatic life forms.  Fish harvests will decrease significantly, leading to hunger problems among those who depend on the oceans for their food.

Storms will also increase in severity and frequency, causing loss [...]

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November 12, 2014

5 Notable MPAs You Never Knew Were Right Under Your Nose

Being a Master in Public Administration (MPA) may not sound glamorous, but many of today’s high-profile public figures are just that.  Whether they’re politicians, policy-makers, or just interested in public service, these five people have used an MPA degree to invigorate their careers and expand their personal potential.

1. Ban Ki-moon

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Ban Ki-moon began his South Korean diplomatic career after university. After some time in D.C., he pursued his MPA at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2007, Mr. Ban was elected Secretary-General of the UN, and was unanimously [...]

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October 23, 2014

Domestic Violence By The Numbers

Why do victims of domestic abuse stay with their abusers?  This has been a hot topic in the news lately.  But what we have really learned is that asking why a victim stays is the wrong question.  Rather, we should be asking why an abuser abuses, placing the blame where it belongs.

There are some common warning signs that domestic abuse might be going on.  Abusers are driven by commitment, often wanting one long before it makes sense.  They are habitually jealous, disrespectful, and overly aggressive.  They commonly have a superiority complex and tend to place blame everywhere else but where it belongs.

It is important to have communication and boundaries in a healthy [...]

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October 14, 2014

Scars That Last a Lifetime: Comfort Women

If you haven’t heard about comfort women, then you should continue reading because this will leave you appalled and informed at the extent governments will go to please their allies in war. This was prevalent across Asia and you will find out who the comfort women were, what they did, who they were, and where they are now.

What Were They Forced To Do?

Comfort women were women who were forced into prostitution during times of conflict and even afterwards. The most eye opening part of all of this is that it was the government who forced these women into prostitution. There were government sanctioned brothels as crazy as that seems but the women were forced into [...]

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