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The Price of Panic in Global Health

By Mary Kate Cronin. March 2014 marked the beginning of the Ebola outbreak that would go on to kill an estimated 11,314 as of November 1 this year, according to the World Health Organization. While the outbreak generated global panic and paranoia, the three countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone …

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A Primer on Syria

You may have seen over the last years that there’s been quite a bit of a fuss kicked up over Syria, Islam, refugees, and ISIS. With so much information, it’s hard to know where to start. Here is a guide to the Syrian Civil War. Where is Syria? Click on …

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G20 Summit

The next G20 Summit takes place in Turkey later this month. You may have heard about the G20 Summits. But what are they? Here’s all you need to know- the who, what, when, and why! What: The G20 is a group of 19 countries plus the European Union. The annual …

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Disengage Does Not Equal Change

In the 2014 elections, only 19.9% of Americans ages 19 to 29 cast a ballot– the lowest rate of youth turnout ever recorded in a federal election.[1] Similar patterns of voter turnout have been seen recently in countries like Britain and Canada. Some may be content to label this voter …

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The Geography of Unhappiness

Following the government of Bhutan’s lead, the United Nations has begun measuring levels of global happiness and compiling the findings into an annual report. Leading experts across fields agree: quantifying happiness is an effective tool in assessing the progress of a nation, as well as directing and improving public policy. …

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