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Women & Financial Empowerment

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By Shreya Das I returned home one day two years ago, to find my aunt comforting a sobbing woman as she told her about her experiences at the hands of an abusive husband. Poonam was a maid working several shifts during the day while simultaneously looking after her children and her own household in the evening. Her husband had just forced…

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Women & Summer Reading

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Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for vacation, travel, pool time, and hopefully a little bit of rest and relaxation. If you’re looking for a good book to get you through the rest of the summer, here are some recommendations from the B.A. Rudolph Foundation. This is a compilation of suggested reads by past scholars, as well…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Erin Marshall

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Erin Marshall was an Undergraduate Scholar in 2015 when she interned for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Where are you from? Frankfort, Kentucky Where did you go to school? What did you study? I attended Wake Forest University, where I studied politics and international affairs. What was the best part of your internship? My internship left me with lifelong connections that…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Jamie Keene

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Jamie Keene was an Undergraduate Scholar in 2014 when she interned for the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Where are you from? Seattle, Washington Where did you go to school? What did you study? I attended Smith College, where I studied American government and public policy. In 2015, I studied political sociology as a visiting student at the University of…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Milly Bartolome

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Milly Bartolome was a Undergraduate Scholar in 2015 when she interned for Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section. Where are you from? Born in La Pampa, Argentina but grew up in Dahlonega, Georgia. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I received my undergrad degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia. What…

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Women & Mental Health

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By Ellie Fratt I was 12 years-old when I was diagnosed with methicillian-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a deadly antibiotic-resistant superbug. The infection ravaged my right leg and femur, causing me to undergo seven surgeries within one month. My illness has been the most formative experience of my life – it’s also what spurred my desire to go into the medical…

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Women & Emotional Abuse

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By Shivangi Bhatia “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I’ve thought a lot about this specific phrase. It’s a childhood rhyme tossed around on the playground, but it meant more to me the older I got. I was taught to smile and be the bigger person when someone verbally bullied me, to not let…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Chelsea Johnson

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Chelsea Johnson was a Undergraduate Public Service Scholar in 2015 when she interned for the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. Where are you from? Washington, D.C. (hometown girl!) Where did you go to school? What did you study? I am currently a senior at Gettysburg College studying Sociology and African American Studies What was the best part of…

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Amie Alexander Awarded the 2017-2018 B.A. Rudolph Scholarship

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Today Amie Alexander was awarded the $12,000 B.A. Rudolph Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture, food and life sciences. In addition to working on her master of public service at the Clinton School,…

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