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A helping hand abroad, at home

A helping hand abroad, at home

January 22, 2014


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“We’re fighting for the crumbs,” said Faeza Meyer, a resident of Cape Flats, a neighborhood that covers 32 acres within the city of Cape Town, known as the “slums” of South Africa. When I visited the area over winter break, I noticed that the houses are in close quarters to each other and compos...

Celebrating 50 years of education at sea

Celebrating 50 years of education at sea

By Alice Smelyansky

December 2, 2013


Filed under Life & Culture

From learning art history in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to entering the media outlets of Cape Town, South Africa, the students, faculty and staff aboard the MV Explorer see the world while sailing down the Atlantic Ocean. With 20 to 25 disciplines incorporated into the curriculum, a 9,000-volume librar...