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Trip to West Point for the Key Leader Engagement Exercise by Senior Joshua Golding

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Trip to West Point for the Key Leader Engagement Exercise by Senior Joshua Golding Sep 27

The old adage that posits that “the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle” holds sway across the United States military. This is especially the case with the Corps of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I jumped at the opportunity to join the ALLIES delegation participating in the Key Leader Engagement (KLE) simulation. Comprised of three Tufts students and two students from Wellesley College, the delegation arrived at West Point on the weekend of September 24. I have been exposed to service academy through ALLIES to numerous conferences and events in the name of civil-military relations, but this was the first time I have been involved in an exercise that actively seeks to prepare cadets for the battlefield. While the staff was comprised of older cadets, mostly third (cows) and fourth year cadets (firsties), the bulk of the cadets working alongside us were first year (plebes) and second year cadets (yearlings).

Sep 26

Despite advances, racial tensions persist in contemporary South Africa By Ana Karen Manriquez Prado

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Reflecting on my experience in South Africa this summer has been difficult to say the least. Given the past social and economic situations in the country, visiting South Africa was a unique experience.

Sep 26

Students Journalists Investigate Rajasthan Free Medicine Scheme By Sophia Grogan

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Over the summer, students in the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice participated in a two-week workshop looking at the Free Medicine Scheme (RFMS) in Rajasthan, India.

Sep 12

Challenges to Clean Water Access in Malawi by Emma Inhorn

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Today was very eye-opening. We conducted interviews with families about their water. Many people told me, through my translator Joseph, that they have no way of knowing whether their water was clean, but that they have no choice but to drink it, as it is the only water they have.

Sep 08

Visiting a School in Imbabura, Ecuador by Cristina da Gama

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Nitya and I have recently returned from Quito, Ecuador, where we had the opportunity to visit schools, NGOs, communities, and beautiful landscapes.

Sep 07

AVANTI and the Koombook Program by Cristina da Gama

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During our trip to Ecuador, Nitya and I met with 10 different NGOs. We spoke with them about the Koombook Program, a project that implements digital portable libraries in vulnerable communities. I am very excited about the meeting we had with AVANTI.