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Man oh Mann 
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2010/10/10/Antioch-College-s-rebirth-is-taking-hold/stories/201010100275 
"Its first president, Horace Mann, was a pioneer in public education. The school's website says Antioch was the first co-ed college in the nation to offer the same educational opportunities to both men and women and was the first to appoint a woman to its faculty and to its board of trustees.

"The campus counts among its graduates Coretta Scott King, Class of 1951; "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling, Class of '50; and actor Cliff Robertson, Class of '46."
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- In his office, Matthew Derr keeps a year-old photo that shows him accepting the keys to Antioch College, a pivotal moment in an alumni crusade to buy and reopen the storied liberal arts campus. The elation was evident that day on the face of Mr. Derr, an Antioch alumnus who is now the school's interim president. But his mood no doubt was tempered by the realization of what would come next. Reviving a college that has been ...
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Antioch College
Yellow Springs, Ohio 
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Antioch College 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioch_College#Morgan_era 
"Antioch College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Founded in 1850 by the Christian Connection, the college began operating in 1852; politician and education reformer Horace Mann became its first president. It was the founding, constituent college of Antioch University, but Antioch College separated from the university in 2008 and remained closed for three years before reopening in 2011...

"In June 1919, several candidates were submitted to the trustees, including Arthur Morgan. Morgan was elected to the board without any prior notification of his candidacy. An engineer, he had been involved in planning a college in upstate New York that would have included work-study along with a more traditional curriculum. Morgan also received the right to demand the resignations of faculty and trustees.[36] He presented his plan for "practical industrial education" to the trustees, which accepted the new plan. Antioch closed for a third time while the curriculum was reorganized and the co-op program developed. In 1920, Morgan was unanimously elected president and, in 1921, the college reopened with the cooperative education program.

"The early co-op program was not required; students could enter as traditional students or cooperative education students. Despite this, by the 1935 academic year, nearly 80% of the student body had chosen the cooperative program. Students initially studied for eight-week-long terms alternating with eight-week-long work experiences. Male students generally took apprenticeships with craftsmen or jobs in factories; female students often served as nursing or teaching assistants. In 1921, when the program was inaugurated, fewer than 1% of available co-op jobs were located outside of Ohio, but this had grown to about 75% within 15 years."

Yellow Springs, Ohio 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Springs,_Ohio "In 1825, the village was founded by William Mills and approximately 100 families, followers of Robert Owen, who wanted to emulate the utopian community at New Harmony, Indiana. The communitarian efforts dissolved due to internal conflicts. The Little Miami Railroad was completed in 1846 and brought increased commerce, inhabitants, and tourism. The village was incorporated in 1856...

" Arthur E. Morgan was the innovative president of Antioch College who implemented a much-imitated work-study program for students. An engineer by training, Morgan became head of the Tennessee Valley Authority in Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administration. Upon his return to Yellow Springs, Morgan was a key leader of Quaker intentional community developments in Ohio and North Carolina....

"Yellow Springs was one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, due in large part to the abolitionist reputation of Horace Mann. The Conway Colony, a group of 30 freed slaves who were transported by Moncure D. Conway, the abolitionist son of their former owner, settled in the village in 1862.[6] 

"Wheeling Gaunt, a former slave who purchased his own freedom, came to Yellow Springs in the 1860s and owned a substantial amount of land upon his death in 1894. Gaunt bequeathed to the village a large piece of land on its western side, requesting that the rent be used to buy flour for the "poor and worthy widows" of Yellow Springs. Although the land was used to create Gaunt Park, and thus does not generate rent, the village expanded the bequest to include sugar and still delivers flour and sugar to the village's widows at Christmas time, a tradition that generates annual media coverage.[7]

"During the Red Scare of the 1950s, Yellow Springs and Antioch came under scrutiny for alleged sympathies to the Communist Party due to many locals' support of Left-wing politics.[8] After being questioned by the Ohio House Un-American Activities Committee, Antioch president Douglas McGregor released a statement in 1952 that "Antioch upholds the American tradition of academic freedom. This means the right to hear and investigate all sides of any question, including the question of Russia and Communism".[8] 

"By the late 1960s and early '70s, the village became a center for the civil rights and anti-war movements in southwestern Ohio, creating a sociopolitical demographic change which remains today."

Paul Jones 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Jones_(bishop) 
"Paul Jones (25 November 1880 – 4 September 1941) was the Episcopal Bishop of Utah (1916–1918), a socialist, and a prominent pacifist. He was forced to resign his see in April 1918 because of his outspoken opposition to World War I. Although in 1929 he was chosen as temporary bishop of Southern Ohio while the next incumbent was being selected, he never again held a permanent diocese.[1] In 1933, presiding bishop James DeWolf Perry restored Jones's seat, but not his vote, in the House of Bishops.[2]

"Jones spent the rest of his life advocating for black civil rights, social reform and economic justice. He served as a chaplain at Antioch College and was instrumental in founding the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Just prior to his death, he helped resettle Jews displaced by the Nazis and advocated a more understanding US relationship with Japan."
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Just stretchin...;)
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jun/12/john-oliver/john-oliver-hails-pretrial-services-florida-progre/ 
"Pretrial justice experts we consulted said while Florida has some positive things going for it, calling it a nationwide model is a bit of a stretch."
Poking fun at Florida is oh-so-easy. So HBO host and news-comedian John Oliver surprised us, and maybe even himself, on Last Week Tonight when he hailed Florida as a model for the country for a component of its judicial system — and not for, say, assaults with a slice of pizza, or something like that. Oliver criticized the money-bail system that exists throughout most of the country in his June 7 episode, saying it leaves people who are too poor ...
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Illegal Wildlife Trade 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-03/gabon-wants-to-save-its-forest-elephants-to-lure-tourists 
"Gabon is the only country in the region that has managed to reverse the decline of elephant populations in some national parks, according to Michael Fay, an American conservationist who has helped create a wildlife protection strategy for Africa’s least densely populated nation."
Gabon’s Ali Bongo Ondimba wants the world to know he’s serious about wildlife conservation.
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The Case of the Ill-gotten Gains 
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33972351 
"The landmark "case of the ill-gotten gains" was launched in France in 2010 after a lengthy campaign by corruption watchdog Transparency International.

"Two judges were appointed to look into the finances of the late Gabonese leader and the families of the leaders of Equatorial Guinea and Congo-Brazzaville, to see whether state funds had been misused on expenditures made in France.

"Under French law, a formal investigation is one step closer to a trial, but some cases can be dropped without going to court."
Gabon's President Ali Bongo pledges to give away his share of the inheritance due from his father to set up a youth foundation.
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Y not subject US plutocrats to  a trial of ill-gotten gains? :O
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Antioch College Curriculum 
http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2011/10/02/School-leader-remaking-selves.html
"The focus of the evolving curriculum would be the need for "environmental and economic sustainability" in a rapidly changing and endangered world. The students will explore that theme in interdisciplinary seminars on broad subjects such as water, energy and public health, and food."
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Dave's not here, man... I think he moved to CO. ;) 
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Utah State University 
Logan, Utah 
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Logan, Utah 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan,_Utah#History 
"The town of Logan was founded in 1859 by Mormon settlers sent by Brigham Young to survey for the site of a fort near the banks of the Logan River.[10] They named their new community "Logan" for Ephraim Logan, an early fur trapper in the area. Logan was incorporated on 17 January 1866.[11] Work for a Mormon tabernacle and a temple began shortly thereafter, with the Logan Utah Temple being dedicated in 1884, and the Logan Tabernacle in 1891. Brigham Young College was founded here in 1878 (but later closed), and Utah State University – then called the Agricultural College of Utah – was founded in 1888."

Utah State University 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_University 
"On December 16, 1861, Justin Morrill (VT) introduced a bill into the U.S. House of Representatives, "to establish at least one college in each state upon a sure and perpetual foundation, accessible to all, but especially to the sons of toil..." President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act into effect in July of the following year.

"Meanwhile, after visiting a few rural agricultural schools in his native Denmark, Anthon H. Lund of the Utah Territorial Legislature decided that there existed in Utah a need for such a school fusing the highest in scientific and academic research with agriculture, the way of life for the vast majority of locals. Upon returning to the states, Lund heard about the Morrill Act, and pitched a vision for the college that would receive widespread support among the Territorial Legislature, who was at the time seeking to reapply for statehood. 

"Now there came the question of location. According to historian Joel Ricks in 1938, "Provo had received the Insane Asylum, Salt Lake City had the University and Capitol, and the majority of the legislature felt that the new institutions should be given to Weber and Cache Counties." 

"Citizens in Logan, Cache County, banded together and successfully lobbied representatives for the honor. The bill to establish the Agricultural College of Utah was passed on March 8, 1888, and on September 2, 1890, 14-year-old Miss Vendla Berntson enrolled as its first student."
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Redeveloping Stock Exchange 
http://www.consultancy.uk/news/2522/roland-berger-examines-renewal-of-exchange-in-gabon 
"Gabon, in Central Africa, is seeking to re-develop its stock exchange – the BVMAC* – such that it enables the local companies and institutions of six small African nations to issue bonds and stocks. For the redevelopment of the exchange, the Financial Market Supervision Commission of Central Africa has hired Roland Berger to perform a feasibility study."
Gabon, in Central Africa, is seeking to re-develop its stock exchange – the BVMAC* – such that it enables the local companies and institutions of six small African nations to issue bonds and stocks.
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Equatorial Forest 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/27/gabon-forests-protect-communities-biodiversity-climate-change 
"The equatorial forest is a key feature in Gabon’s identity, covering almost nine-tenths of the country. Until now the rate of deforestation has been less than 0.02% a year. The population is only 1.8 million, most people live in urban areas, and the economy is largely dependent on oil. “Out of 23 million hectares of woodland we’re currently exploiting less than two million,” says Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale, permanent secretary of the National Climate Council “But we don’t intend to leave our forest under a cloche. We need to exploit it, with due restraint, because we’re keen to achieve emerging-economy status very soon.”"
The west African nation is working to balance competing demands of retaining biodiversity and mitigating climate change with the immediate needs of its people
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Donation for Education in Gabon 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/world/africa/gabons-president-offers-some-of-his-wealth-to-the-people.html?_r=0 "Late on Monday, Mr. Bongo said in a speech on national television that he was giving up “to the Gabonese” two properties in Paris; his father’s immense residence in the Gabonese capital, Libreville; and the “income from my portion of the inheritance” in order to “aid the education and development of Gabon’s youth.”...

"The unexpected donation this week comes in a fraught context for Mr. Bongo. The two Paris properties are part of the continuing “ill-gotten gains” court case in France, said William Bourdon, a Paris lawyer who has led the fight to expose several African leaders’ plundered wealth."
The move by Ali Ben Bongo, one of Africa’s wealthiest leaders, was heralded by his circle but met with skepticism from critics who pointed out the legal and political pressure he faces.
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I was born in El Paso, TX. I have lived in 11 different places in the US. The states were Illinois, New York, Vermont, Texas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Montana and Florida. Now I live in the Tampa Bay area because it is close to family. The yard to my place looks great from outer space!
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    Performing Arts, 1978 - 1982
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    Religious Studies, 1987 - 1990
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