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March 05, 2015

William & Mary 2014-2015 Sharp Reporting Projects

Hannah Berk, Akshay Deverakonda, Alexis Foxworth, Akela Lacy , Rachel Merriman-Goldring , Katharine Sucher, Becca Thorpe, Ellen Wexler

The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.

May 18, 2014

Wasted

Karim Chrobog

About a third of all the food we produce goes to waste. What we thoughtlessly leave to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators could alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.

May 06, 2014

The Nanny's Child

Alissa Quart, Alice Proujansky

Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?

April 18, 2014

Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve

A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.

February 21, 2014

William & Mary 2013-2014 Sharp Reporting Projects

Hannah Boes, Daniel Casey, Brian Comiskey, Claire Gillespie, Dana Hayes, Olivia Jebb, Elizabeth Pelletier, Meg Schwenzfeier

With support from Pulitzer Center grantees, William & Mary students explore issues from high HIV rates among black gay men in Baltimore to the debate over immigration policy across the U.S.

September 13, 2013

Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn

Craig Welch, Steve Ringman

In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.

July 30, 2013

A Melting Arctic

Yves Eudes, Olivier Truc

Global warming is happening faster around the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else. To adjust to this new climate, local communities must change the way they live and work – for better and for worse.

July 24, 2013

Nigeria: U.S. Dollars and Dubious Results

Ameto Akpe

U.S. development projects target northern Nigeria where poverty, illiteracy and radical Islam shape economic and social realities, but the sustainability of these interventions is rarely discussed.

May 13, 2013

1,000 Days: To Save Women, Children and the World

Roger Thurow

The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's second birthday. The fate of individuals, families, nations–and the world–depends on it.

May 09, 2013

Gun Violence in Chicago: A Global Problem

Rieke Havertz, Carlos Javier Ortiz

As the discussion about tougher gun laws gains momentum in the U.S. after mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, Chicago is trapped in a daily cycle of gun violence.

Visualizing the Drones Debate

Students examine details from photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve's drone photography project "Blue Sky Days" to analyze the author's purpose for the project and design their own visual arts projects.

To End AIDS: Addressing Community Needs

Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.

Heroes of HIV in the Caribbean

The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

International Adoption: Ethics and Effects

This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.

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