Archive for August, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

The Women and Leadership Archives honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by releasing a photo of Mundelein alum Margaret “Peggy” Roach and other members of St. Dorothy’s Parish, Chicago, Illinois, at the historic gathering.

African Americans and Hispanics face unjust scrutiny

Posted on: August 27th, 2013

Racial profiling has gained widespread exposure in the media as well as with everyday Americans. Phoenix reporter Shanna Johnson discusses the problem and the recent court ruling invalidating New York’s ‘stop and frisk’ law.

“Malaria Vaccine Shows Strongest Protection Yet Against Parasite”

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

A trial of a vaccine for Malaria has proven successful which is an important step forward in controlling malaria which infects about 219 million people worldwide annually and leads to 600,000 deaths.

“Second round of Mali’s presidential election occurs without incident”

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali reported that no major incidents occurred during the second round of presidential elections which is an important step on the path to recovery for Mali which has faced political upheaval since early 2012.

“Scientists put Chicago River’s trash under the microscope”

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

Loyola University Chicago professor, Timothy Hoellein, and his students are assessing the health of the Chicago River by examining the garbage in it in order to increase the view that the river is a civic asset and recreational waterway rather than an industrialized sewage canal.

“11 inspiring Chicago women you should know”

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

Leah Pickett of WBEZ Chicago recently released a list of 11 inspiring women making a difference in the Chicagoland area and beyond to highlight the strong, innovative, and compassionate women in our city and provide role models for all.