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Jailing the Mentally Ill

John Yang and Frank Carlson explore better solutions on how to treat the mentally ill, specifically ways that do not include imprisonment.

Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017 Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston. With predicted increases in extreme weather events, city planners across the globe are faced with the task of working with, rather than against, nature.

April 02, 2013

Chicago and Guatemala: Too Young to Die

Carlos Javier Ortiz

“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s streets. Although over 100 children and young people died in 2012, their deaths are often overshadowed.

February 22, 2013

William & Mary 2012-2013 Sharp Reporting Projects

Aly Brahe, Sarah Caspari, Max Lander, Deborah Van Roy, Katie Kennedy, Allyson Zacharoff, Dana McKelvey, Andrea Filzen

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

December 18, 2012

The Vatican and the Nuns

Jason Berry

Cardinals in Rome ordered two investigations of American nuns. Is this a modern-day Inquisition? Jason Berry explores the forces behind this inner struggle of the church on both sides of the Atlantic.

December 17, 2012

Drawing the Line: The U.S.- Mexico Border

Louie Palu

Louie Palu explores the U.S.-Mexico border where violence runs rampant: What does it look like? How has the immigration policy evolved? And what are the economic and security issues?

December 06, 2012

China and Wisconsin: Paper Cuts

Mike De Sisti, John Schmid

Faced with the devastating twin threats of digital and China, can a critical Wisconsin industry survive?

February 23, 2012

A Sharp Initiative

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

With support from William & Mary alumni, Anne and Barry Sharp, The College launched its Campus Consortium partnership in fall 2011 with the...

April 21, 2009

Altar, Sonora: The Business of Smuggling

David Rochkind, Sacha Feinman

Once a sleepy agricultural town, the entire economy of Altar, Sonora is, at this point, based on human smuggling. Sitting just an hour drive south of the Arizona-Mexico border, Altar is the last and most critical stop before migrants take to the dangerous desert crossing. Sacha Feinman and David...

October 27, 2007

American Imports, Chinese Deaths

Loretta Tofani

Reporter Loretta Tofani gets inside America's factory, China, where the lack of health and safety precautions has Chinese workers dying.

In interviews with dozens of dying workers and through review of their medical records, she documents how Chinese workers routinely lose limbs from old machinery or develop fatal diseases...

September 11, 2006

Alaska

Jeffrey Barbee, Michelle Nijhuis

Reporter Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Jeffrey Barbee spent 10 days on the Juneau Icefield following a research team led by veteran glaciologist Maynard Miller. Miller's half-century commitment to research and teaching on the icefield has given him a rare first-hand perspective on climate change. He has watched the Juneau...

This Week: Seeking Answers for Iran’s Chemical Weapons Survivors

This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.

This Week: Botched Land Grab Along the Border

This week: A land grab at the U.S.-Mexico border reveals how the government might go about building the wall, a history of land grabs by the government are revealed by a laundry list of treaties with American Indian nations, and the women taking on military duty in the Central African Republic.

This Week: Contagion That Travels by Plane

This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.

U.S. Responsibility for China’s Workers

This is a multi-week unit on U.S. companies and the welfare of international workers. Students will examine how U.S. companies manufacture their goods and how they care for their workers abroad.

The World's Disappearing Sand

Students analyze how an author structures and supports a story about disappearing sand reserves, then create visual campaigns that increase awareness about sand depletion.

HIV/AIDS In Palm Beach County, Florida

In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.  

Waste disposal

What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?

The Nanny's Child

This 45-minute lesson uses a radio piece and photo essay to prompt discussion about immigration and the phenomenon of transnational parenting.

Food Deserts

Our topic under the umbrella of food insecurity is the existence of food deserts in both rural and urban areas within the U.S. and how they compare and/or contrast in their causes and potential...

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