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Photo Essay: Into the Outdoors 

November 25, 2014 — By Camilla Simon

Camilla Simon was recently named Program Director for HECHO, a grantee of our Environment Program, where she served as Program Associate from 2008 until last month.

Standing just outside the town of Moab, Utah, I see a complex landscape—a place that is strange, intriguing, and beautiful.  My eyes scan the flat, reddish-orange and sage-colored terrain that seems to stretch on and on for miles, practically into another day. Then, the flatness stops. Up juts a gigantic red rock towering over the Earth, exposing hundreds of millions of years of geologic time on its walls. The La Salle Mountain Range hovers off in the distance on the horizon. Nearby, the Colorado River is busy carving through this rock and it reminds me of the immense scale of the natural processes happening here. These scenes are truly impressive, and the landscape is a ripe playground to explore. As a place to recalibrate from the busy lives that we lead today, it’s no wonder that it’s considered one of the best places in the world for outdoor recreation.

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University of the People Offers Tuition-Free Higher Education to Refugees 

November 25, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

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The Gender Matrix 

November 24, 2014 — By Alfonsina Peñaloza

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My Six-Hour Odyssey Through the November 4th Ballot 

November 24, 2014 — By Jean Parvin Bordewich

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Friday Note: What's the Big Idea About Global Development? 

November 21, 2014 — By Ruth Levine

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Facts Are Stubborn Things (Except When They're Not) 

November 21, 2014 — By Kelly Born

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Fund for Shared Insight Announces $5.26 Million in Awards 

November 20, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

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On Transparency: In the Middle, But Not Stuck 

November 19, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

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The Power of Systems Mapping: Three Questions with Jeff Mohr of Kumu 

November 18, 2014 — By Daniel Stid

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Friday Note: The Deaths in Chhattisgarh: No Excuses 

November 14, 2014 — By Ruth Levine

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