Campaign strives to end abuses in the Congo

By Divya Gajria ’11 This summer I interned with As You Sow, a nonprofit based in San Francisco. Their project “Responsible Sourcing Network” is headed by Thunderbird alumna Patricia Jurewicz ’99. RSN is As You Sow’s first attempt to address human rights issues. At the moment they are working on two campaigns, one on cotton […]

T-bird becomes youngest from U.S. to visit every country

Global explorer Lee Abbamonte ’10 did not start off to break any records. He just likes traveling and meeting new people. But on Aug. 28, 2011, he entered Libya to become the youngest U.S. citizen to visit every country in the world. Abbamonte completed the feat in 32 years, 364 days — then remained overnight […]

Students celebrate Moon Festival

Students in the China, Taiwan and Japan Clubs shared their Moon Festival traditions with their classmates Sept. 14, 2011, at the Fish. “The Moon Festival is all about reunion,” said China Club President Fengqi Zhang. “And this is the second week of the fall trimester, with new students coming in and existing students returning. So […]

Interns guide women entrepreneurs in Peru

Thunderbird for Good, the school’s social outreach arm, sent a group of five student consultants to Peru for 12 weeks in summer 2011 through its Proyecto Salta program. The students worked one-on-one with 120 women micro-entrepreneurs for a total of 1,200 consulting hours in Spanish. Participants included Craig Brammer ’11, Marcela Cubas ’11, Jacquelyn Hunter […]

ThunderCares volunteers blanket community

Thunderbird students, staff and alumni joined forces on July 23, 2011, for a day of community service in the neighborhoods around campus. Separate groups of ThunderCares volunteers visited a domestic violence shelter, a homeless shelter, a community call center and a refugee center for the Lost Boys of Sudan. “ThunderCares is a great day where […]