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by Auditi Guha, South Coast Today DARTMOUTH Ñ UMass Dartmouth is one of three institutions nationwide, and the only public university, to win the Higher Education Innovation Challenge grant. The purpose of the challenge was to find the most innovative…

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by WOWT-NBC Thursday, the first-ever Civic Health Index for the state of Nebraska was released to document NebraskansÕ rates of interacting with neighbors, communicating with family and friends, being members of groups, volunteering and giving, registering and voting and being…

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by Natasha Rausch, Omaha World-Herald Nebraskans, as a state tourism slogan points out, are nice to one another. But when it comes to political engagement, residents donÕt rate nearly as well, according to a new report. The report, the 2015…

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by Clark Grell, Lincoln Journal Star Gavin Harsch loves his hometown of McCook — so much so that two years after leaving to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he continues to organize a free drive-in movie night for the community…

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by Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, the Washington Post The first-ever examination of civic involvement of veterans, released Thursday, shows results that debunk stereotypes of the wounded former service members struggling to adjust to civilian life. The study, which looked at recent census…

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by Josh Young, Miami Dade College on the Huffington Post Blog “The support I received at Miami Dade College has changed my life. Now I want to be a member of the Service Year Changemaker Corps to help others change…

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by Rob Stott, Associations Now A first-ever examination of the civic health of the countryÕs veterans found that, given the opportunity, they make a major impact on local communities. The survey also dispelled several rumors about the veteran population. Service…

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by Rebecca Burgess, Newsweek Successful Dallas financial advisor B.G. Burkett remembers how flummoxed he was by the mediaÕs frequent portrayals of Vietnam-era veterans as Òlosers, bums, drug addicts, drunks, derelictsÑsocietal offalÉwith the potential to go berserk at any moment.Ó His…

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by the Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff Jimmy Smith used to go to Regency Mall on Friday nights. The lifelong southside resident and former Augusta commissioner would spend much of his time in the food court and common areas chatting with…

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By Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation, on Fox News Opinion Independence Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate AmericaÕs birth as a democracy. This year, it also should spur a redoubling of efforts to uphold that system of governance,…

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By Ilir Zherka in the Huffington Post Blog When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they hoped to form a more perfect Union. This Fourth of July it’s worth checking up on that goal. Given our position in the world…

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by Jeff Bahr, the Grand Island Independent, Nebraska While Nebraskans are great about having dinner with other household members, they could do a little better in political involvement. Those were two of the points shared on Tuesday by Kelsey Arends…

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