Category Archives: Fellowship Blog

23 Apr
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Fellow Chicago Tribune Story: Union compensation to rise $4.81 over 5 years in new Hilton pact

By Mugambi Mutegi/Chicago Tribune reporter April 23, 2013 Six hundred unionized workers at the Drake, Palmer House, Chicago Hilton and Towers and the Hilton O’Hare will see their compensation increase by a total of $4.81 over the course of five ...

23 Apr
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Fellow Chicago Tribune Story: Tribune reporter duplicated in plastic

Tribune reporter duplicated in plastic Published in the Chicago Tribune April 21, 2013|By Mugambi Mutegi It wasn’t exactly like stepping into a spaceship’s control room, but close. I was at the 3D Printer Experience, 316 N. Clark St., which is set to ...

18 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, Declines To Comment On Government Arrests Of Bloggers

By Emran Hossain WASHINGTON — Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his work fighting global poverty. He called for overhauling existing economic and political systems to help alleviate people’s ...

17 Apr
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Fellow WSJ Story: Lawmakers Hit Kerry Over Benghazi

By Khalid Khattak Secretary of State John Kerry said U.S. investigators have made progress in their effort to find out who was behind last year’s assault on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, but told House lawmakers Wednesday that the investigation remained ...

16 Apr
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Fellow WSJ Story: New U.S. Commander Gets Tough Senate Reception

By Khalid Khattak The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford, faced difficult questioning in his first-ever appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Gen. Dunford was pressed by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) to give the committee his recommendations ...

16 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Emran Hossain – Coincidences

Thou canst not stir a flower – from Dhaka to DC By Emran Hossain Coincidences change lives – and mine, which has changed a lot in recent days, certainly shows this. I am now far from home, working in Washington, ...

15 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Glenda Ortega – SABEW and Mizzou

SABEW Lessons and Initial Impressions of Columbia, MO By Glenda Ortega The week before last, I saw how the American business journalists are engaged with their profession. Journalists from the NY Times, USA Today, Washington Post and other important media ...

12 Apr
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Fellow Huffington Post Story: Bangladesh Factory Fire Victim Calls On Walmart To Pay Compensation

By Emran Hossain and Dave Jamieson Friday, April 12 WASHINGTON — Sumi Abedin hasn’t worked a day since Nov. 24 of last year. That was when her workplace, Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh, went up in flames, killing at least 112 workers. ...

11 Apr
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Fellow Post-Gazette Story: Pakistan appears to be re-radicalizing

By Waqas Banoori / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A British Council survey published last week found Pakistani youth disgruntled with the government, politicians and institutions of the state, while beginning to prefer Islamic law and military rule over democracy. This is bad news. Pakistan ...

11 Apr
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Fellow Blog: Mugambi Mutegi – Flags, Flags, Everywhere

Initial Impressions of the U.S. By Mugambi Mutegi Americans are in love with America. I drew this conclusion since almost all buildings in Washington, D.C have a U.S. flag flying from their rooftops. Curiously, these buildings are not government buildings. ...