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Catherine Bertini and Children in Africa

Made for the Moment


Catherine Bertini has guided many students to the World Food Programme, the United Nations organization honored with a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Catherine Bertini has guided many students to the World Food Programme, a United Nations organization honored with a Nobel Peace Prize. 

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At the last meeting, Maxwell's advisory board gave feedback on a draft of the school’s strategic plan for improving diversity, equity and inclusion. Among the board members was Mary Daly ’90, whose feedback was that moving the needle requires actions that are, “going to be, by definition, audacious and bold.” 

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Carolyn Bourdeaux ’03 had aspired to public office since she took a seminar with the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the longtime U.S. senator for whom Maxwell’s Institute of Global Affairs is named. Three days after taking the oath of office, Bourdeaux huddled with colleagues in a dark room while a mob raged beyond the door. 

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Greatly Missed

In Memoriam: Sid Lerner '53, Benefactor of Maxwell's Lerner Center, Dies at 90

January 22, 2021
During his career, the legendary advertising executive represented such well-known brands as Maxwell House and Texaco, and created memorable campaigns including “Please Don’t Squeeze the Charmin” featuring Mr. Whipple.

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In Memoriam: John Burdick Remembered for Teaching, Advocacy

August 19, 2020
John Burdick died July 4 of cancer at age 61. He leaves a strong legacy of teaching and research at Syracuse University, of social change in the Syracuse community and of social justice in South America.

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In Memoriam: Remembering Renowned Geographer Donald Meinig

July 13, 2020
Donald Meinig, a renowned figure in the field of cultural and historical geography, died on June 13 in Syracuse, at the age of 95.

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