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Posts from October 2016

Summer Internship with The Reach Trust (USAID Global Development Fellowship)

In the past summer, over ninety Goldman School students interned in government, nonprofit and private agencies throughout the US and the world. Max Aaronson spent his summer completing a USAID Global Development Fellowship in South Africa.  Through USAID’s Global Development Fellowship, Max interned… More

Coal makes global poverty worse

On the eve of the Marrakech Climate Conference (COP22) the global energy and development community has an opportunity to embrace and launch a new era of clean energy and energy equity.  We all need energy.  Without affordable, reliable, safe sources of electricity which can be easily accessed, people… More

Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed

When I was in high school, I earned A’s in all my math classes—until I took calculus. In algebra and geometry, I could coast on memorizing formulas, but now I had to think for myself. It was disastrous, culminating in my getting a charity “C,” and I barely passed my college calculus… More

Summer Internship with Year Up’s Veterans Initiative

In the past summer, over ninety Goldman School students interned in government, nonprofit and private agencies throughout the US and the world. John Parker (second from left) poses with members of the Year Up Bay Area Veterans Initiative team. Johnathon Parker was part of a small team piloting an initiative to… More