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February 2017 Archives

Student Organization Looks to Alleviate Poverty through Entrepreneurship

When talking to Ruidi Lu about the Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) student organization, it’s hard to ignore the passion that he illuminates. Lu, a former executive director of APTE who will be graduating with a degree in finance this spring, shared that APTE was created in 2009 at Ohio State with the purpose of gathering students and community members to learn about social enterprise, clean energy and affordable health care.

Pages Inspires Students through Art-Infused Writing

In high school, you can often hear students complaining about their calculus final, an English paper they had to write or a chemistry lab gone wrong; but rarely do you hear high school students complaining, or even discussing, art. Due to funding cuts across Ohio, classes like art, dance, music and creative writing do not exist in many schools. Very few students have the opportunity to engage with, have conversations about, or learn alongside art because there is less and less exposure to art in schools, especially in high school. Dionne Custer Edwards, Wexner Center for the Arts educator and manager, school partnerships, hopes her work in central Ohio schools will help shift the conversation.

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The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

- Carnegie Foundation (2008)

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