Gary Evans on the Environment of Childhood Poverty
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Gary Evans on the Environment of Childhood Poverty

This week, environmental and developmental psychologist at Cornell University, Gary Evans, paid us a visit at the Athenaeum. Prof. Evans’ talk highlighted that poverty is bad for children mainly because of the confluence of environmental and psychosocial risks it creates. When it comes to psychosocial risks, it has been proven that low income is associated … Continue reading

Women’s Leadership Workshop at CMC
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Women’s Leadership Workshop at CMC

Last week, The Berger Institute along with The Kravis Leadership Institute and the Robert Day School of Economics hosted the 8th annual Women’s Leadership Workshop at the Athenaeum. Designed to connect 5C students with successful female leaders, the workshop featured alumnae from fields such as law, non-profit, consulting, and education. The event started with an inspiring … Continue reading

Michael Hiltzik, “What’s Happened to America’s Middle Class?”
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Michael Hiltzik, “What’s Happened to America’s Middle Class?”

This week, I had the pleasure of attending Michael Hiltzik’s talk at the Athenaeum. As a Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist and author, Hiltzik enriched students and faculty on his findings and views on how the middle class gets squeezed by income inequality and unfair government tax benefits. Recently, education and housing prices have increased while remuneration … Continue reading

Prof. Jeffrey Flory, “Do Competitive Workplaces Deter Female Workers?”
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Prof. Jeffrey Flory, “Do Competitive Workplaces Deter Female Workers?”

As a Robert Day School Professor, Jeffrey Flory specializes in development economics and has received grants from the World Bank and the Lowe Institute of Political Economy. This week, I had the honor of attending his Athenaeum talk on the effect of competitive workplaces on female employees. It is common understanding that there are prominent … Continue reading

Pat Crowley: Introducing Insect Protein into Western Cuisine
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Pat Crowley: Introducing Insect Protein into Western Cuisine

This week, CMC alumnus Pat Crowley paid us a visit at the Athenaeum. Pat ’02 is the founder and CEO of Chapul, Inc., a company that is transforming the natural foods industry with its cricket energy bars. Concerned with topics of food and water sustainability, Pat aims to introduce edible insects into the western diet. … Continue reading