Riley Unlikely Shares the Journey of a Remarkable Teenager
Finding a Love for Kenyan Children and a Mission to Build a School
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 2016 — At the age of 13, Riley Banks-Snyder traveled to Kenya where she sat in a classroom full of first and second graders sharing a single pencil. The presents Riley was so excited to give the kids paled in importance to the school supplies that were easily accessible back home in Branson, MO. Riley realized these kids didn’t need matchbox cars or jump ropes. They needed pencils and paper.
As soon as her plane touched down in America, Riley knew she wanted to go back. At the age of 14, Riley started a non-profit, Generation Next, to help collect school supplies for Kenyan schools and returned the following year with 200 backpacks … [Continue reading...]
“Five Easy Theses sets out key issues of public policy easy to identify in concept but long unresolved in practice, We ask:
• Why the U.S. needs to raise the age for social security benefits
• How mandatory military and social service could cut down on student loan debt
• Why regulating too-big-to-fail banks will stop damage to jobs and small businesses
• Why “Right to Die” is important for improving healthcare costs and efficiencies
“Five Easy Theses sets out key issues of public policy easy to identify in concept but long unresolved in practice. Stone proposes sensible approaches to breaking the long-standing political deadlock. The specific measures to deal with budgetary balance, income inequality, public education, healthcare, and financial … [Continue reading...]
born July 16, 1926, has served as president of several American colleges and universities. He currently holds the position of Chancellor at the University of Richmond.
Heilman received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. from Peabody College, now a part of Vanderbilt University. He also attended Campbellsville Junior College, the University of Omaha, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee.
In his early career, Heilman held teaching positions at Belmont University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Peabody College. He also held administrative positions at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Georgetown College, Peabody College, and Kentucky Southern College (now a part of the University of Louisville). He served as president of … [Continue reading...]
Tamsen Fadal is an award-winning journalist and author and currently anchors the 5pm and 10pm at PIX11 News, Tribune’s Flagship Station in New York City. Tamsen joined the PIX11 Morning News team, in Spring of 2008 and has interviewed some of the most exciting newsmakers and celebrities out there, from U.S. presidents to Hollywood royalty. Prior to joining WPIX-TV, Tamsen was a correspondent for the CBS flagship station, WCBS-TV in New York. With more than a decade of experience, she has covered stories ranging from the Columbia Shuttle Crash to the London Bombings to the war on terror. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan and was embedded with the American troops during the war. She also reported during Operation Enduring Freedom from Air Force bases in London and Germany. Tamsen, a … [Continue reading...]
Meeting will convene more than 1,000 global leaders September 23-25 in New York City to address the theme ‘Designing for Impact’
Featured participants include His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, Kingdom of Spain; Joyce Banda, president of the Republic of Malawi; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia; Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of the Republic of South Sudan; Porfirio Lobo Sosa, president of the Republic of Honduras; Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group; Hillary Rodham Clinton, secretary of state, U.S. Department of State; Rajiv Shah, administrator of United States Agency for International Development; Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC; Madeleine Albright, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group; Walter A. Bell, chairman of the board at … [Continue reading...]