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Use of Crystal Meth by Street Youth Increases Risk of Injecting Drugs
According to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), use of crystal methamphetamine by street youth is associated with increased risk of injecting drugs. Participants of...more



Paying It Forward With Hundreds of Care Packages
Nearly 300 packages were assembled by dozens of parents and their children inside a Waunakee church as a Thanksgiving offering for the area's hungry and homeless. The effort was a small, family...more

ANA Adopts Social Entrepreneurship for New Digital Charity Concept
ANA (All Nippon Airways), a Japanese airline, has joined forces with global innovation organization Ashoka to create a digital charity/donation concept called Blue Wing. Blue Wing will support...more

TANF, UI Applicant Drug-Testing Is Ineffective and Costly
Recently, states of Kansas and Texas have conducted suspicion-based drug testing for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Unemployment Insurance applicants. However, evidence found...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more

Difference between First and Second Grade Attention Problems More Profound
A new study from Duke University, which appears in the Journal of Attention Disorders issue, finds the age at which attention problems arise makes a critical difference in a child's later academic...more

County Summit To Unite Community, Improve Economic Development
The Montgomery County Summit aims at getting community residents to work and network together, and learn about how they can contribute in fostering economic development. The Summit will be held on...more

History Professor Releases New Book on Homelessness
Armstrong Atlantic State University Assistant Professor of Urban History and material culture Dr. Ella Howard publishes her new book, "Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America". The book...more

Strategies Help Put a Face on Homelessness
Strategies to End Homelessness, an organization that leads a coordinated community effort to fight homelessness, has been assisting the homeless in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Executive...more

National Area Preservation Holds Volunteer Workday to Honor MLK
The Natural Area Preservation and REI have joined together to lead a volunteer stewardship workday to meant to remove invasive shrubs from Furstenberg Nature Area in honor of Martin Luther King...more






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Merging Social Entrepreneurship and MBA Degrees

Merging Social Entrepreneurship and MBA Degrees
Today, more individuals are “seeking meaning in what they do”. They are continuously exploring, learning...



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