Archive for July, 2012

“In Niger, Preventing Malnutrition During the Hunger Season” from the World Food Programme

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

WFP is providing special fortified food to prevent malnutrition to close to 1 million children under 2 as well as nursing mothers.



“Rhode Island Passes ‘Homeless Bill Of Rights’” from the Huffington Post

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

Rhode Island’s governor is expected to sign into law the first “Homeless Bill of Rights” in the United States formally banning discrimination against homeless people.



“Nation of Islam joins fight to stop violence in Chicago” from ABC Chicago

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

Members of the Nation of Islam took to the streets of Chicago to help stop violence by building relationships as well as offering leadership and understanding.



“CTA Going All Out To Ensure South Side Residents Get Work On Red Line Rebuild” from CBS Chicago

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

The Chicago Transit Authority is taking extraordinary steps to make sure that South Side residents have a good shot at the jobs created for the Red Line’s rebuild in their area.



An Unfortunate Truth

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

By Matt Razek
Class of 2013

“Mommy, can I try some of those chocolate people?” A mere two to three years old and having no sense of what he just said. His parents laughing in the background though you could tell, from a distance, that they did not know how to address their son’s inquiry other than “laugh it off.” Though this white child had no idea of the ignorance of his statement, he may very well have been me…



A Mission of Social Justice

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

By Frank Fennell
Former Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

When I interview candidates for faculty positions in the College I always ask mission-related questions, and the response is usually a variant of “oh yes, I’m committed to social justice”…



“Libya’s first free election declared successful” from Reuters

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

Libya gets high marks for its first free election since the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.



“Syrian President and UN-Arab League envoy agree on approach to ending violence” from UN News Centre

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the Joint Special Envoy for the United Nations and the League of Arab States for the Syrian Crisis, Kofi Annan, agreed on an approach to ending the violence in the Middle Eastern country.



“Chicago goes after businesses that officials say breed crime” from the Chicago Tribune

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

The city discusses its decision to shut down neighborhood businesses that are magnets for crime as a way to curb violence.



Loyola alumnus “digs deep” for clean water

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

by Anna Heling
Loyola alumnus George McGraw had his “aha moment” while standing around a well rig in South Sudan. As the co-founder and director of DigDeep, a nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the human right to water, 25-year-old McGraw was on a field visit to start up a community well in 2011…