Trailblazers

A Bond Beyond Borders

"Swimming In The Daylight" is the incredible story of the unlikely friendship between author Lisa Paul, then a young college student from the American Midwest, with a strong Catholic faith, and her Jewish, Russian-language tutor, Inna Kitrosskaya Meiman; it is a story about friendship and hope....
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Prior to 1970 road races were only for men. It was not because women didn't want to run, but rather we weren't allowed to. The Crazylegs Mini Marathon was only the first of many historic moments for women athletes. Today, there are over 200 women-only events held in the U.S. where women of all ages, colors, sizes and abilities join together, striving to achieve their personal goals....
Sally Ride & her Space Shuttle Challenger crewmates. Photo copyright: NASA

29 Years Ago Today Sally Ride Made History

29 years ago, on June 18, 1983, Sally Ride (Ph.D.) became the first American woman to go to space, serving as a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Today, Dr. Ride is the President and CEO of Sally Ride Science™, a science education company she established in 2001 with a team of women scientists to foster student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education....
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“Are You My Prince? You Certainly Took Your Time.” The Reality Of Fairy Tales

Christine Jones, associate professor of literature and languages at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), and Jennifer Schacker, professor of English at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) have embarked on an interdisciplinary collaboration surrounding fairy tale studies, connecting their respective classes and co-editing a soon to be released fairy tale anthology....
GScouts

100 Years Of Building Courage, Confidence and Character

One hundred years ago today, with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home surroundings, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. Alison M. Trachtman Hill, former Project Manager of the National Anti-Violence Initiative at the Girl Scouts of the USA, to learn more about the role the GSUSA plays in girls' lives today....