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Shelley Deane left academe with an expert knowledge of the Middle East to go and work in the hands-on world of conflict resolution and risk assessment. In effect, she swapped the classroom for the frontline and admits to coming under fire on at least one occasion.
“The role of a foundation in the non-profit world is the same as an investment bank in the corporate world. Investment banks provide financing for corporations to fund growth, and foundations provide financing to nonprofits to build capacity.”
Three government professors weigh in with their thoughts on how a Trump presidency might affect the way they teach some US politics classes.
“One of the difficulties with polling nowadays is the huge decline in the number of people of who respond to polls. Going from a high in the 1970s of around 80 percent, we’re now down to single digits.”
Addressing their fear became part of their new organization’s identity and name. The two students filed for 501(c)(3) status for their nonprofit, Konquered Fear Xchange, or KFX, for short. “Once you conquer your fear,” Ty Johnson said recently, “and you are passionate, you can bring positive change.”
As election results were reported Tuesday night, nearly a dozen Bowdoin students were part of the action on WGME/CBS 13.