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Idealist On Campus program of Action Without Borders. It is a virtual meeting place
for students, campus staff and administrators, alumni, and community members who are
making the world a better place through service, activism, advocacy, political engagement, and
socially responsible work.
Duke students and professor probe into the '79 "Greensboro Massacre"
December 19, 2005
Students enrolled in a human rights activism course at Duke
University are working with the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation
Commission to reexamine the facts surrounding a 1979 anti-Ku Klux Klan
march, during which Klan and Nazi members killed five and wounded ten.
Their aim is to bring a sense of resolution and justice to a community
that is still troubled by unresolved questions.
Raid on student aid
December 19, 2005
To reduce the federal deficit, Congress is proposing a bill that
would cut $13 billion in college loan programs, the largest student aid
cut in history. While the bill promises new grants and lower loan fees,
critics see it as an effort "to balance the budget on the backs of
Saudi prince gives to American universities
December 13, 2005
New York Times
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia has donated $20
million to Harvard and Georgetown Universities, which will be used to
finance their Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies departments. He hopes
to foster a greater understanding of Islam by the West, which can ensure
peace and tolerance.
Tulane after Katrina
December 9, 2005
Tulane University in Louisiana is getting ready to re-open next
semester, but not without some painful sacrifices-laying off 230 faculty
members, eliminating several majors in the Engineering department, and
cutting back on sports programs. Tulane's president deems this as "the
most significant reinvention of a university in the United States in
over a century."