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The woman behind the Tahrir Square protest

By: Emily Cole

Professor Sherine Hafez came to Cleveland on November 14 and 15 as the second speaker in the New Perspectives on Muslim and Middle Eastern Societies speaker series. On November 14 Sherine spoke on a panel entitled Women,...

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Another lakefront plan?

By: Jason Russell

In a previous blog, I discussed the need for greater connectivity to our lakefront in Downtown Cleveland. I identified barriers, made note of existing plans for the waterfront, and stressed the need for greater participation in the...

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The City of Bridges

By: Emily Cole

This past weekend I traveled to Pittsburgh, and I was really looking forward to the visit for a number of reasons.

First, Pittsburgh is only about 130 miles east of Cleveland, and for years I’ve heard all the ways that the two...

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Cuyahoga, challenged

By: Dan Moulthrop

Last Friday, we launched Challenge Cuyahoga, with our partners in the office of County Executive Ed FitzGerald. You might not have been there, and if you weren't, you missed a heckuva party.  Here's what's happening:

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Social What?

By: Daryl Rowland

I learned something this week about Social Innovation: nobody agrees on what it is. Don’t get me wrong; there was a good deal of overlap in the many definitions we heard at the Day of Social Innovation on Friday, but...

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