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Online 'university of anywhere' opens to refugees

Written by Sean Coughlan Global education editor for the Daily Good. Posted in Women's Lives & Education

An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria's civil war free places on its degree courses. The University of the People, based in California, is a fast-growing, non-profit project designed to provide higher education for those with the academic ability to study, but without the ability to pay or without any practical access to a traditional university.

Our Values & Mission

Written by Sheville Staff. Posted in Media Kit

In light of our current national environment, we are reminded to remember, restate and put forward to others what we at are about. Please join us and tell your families and friends about us:

Our Values

We value and have as our guiding principles the feminist ideals of diversity, creativity, balance, collaboration, compassion, sustainability, and environmental preservation that challenge greed, exploitation, disrespect and domination.

Our Mission 

  • to counter attitudes and actions that support racism, sexism, misogyny and xenophobia
  • to counter information that encourages or disregards environmental abuse and waste
  • to feature those elements of community that energize, inspire and encourage diversity and  collaboration
  • to provide a safe and supportive web environment for our readers, advertisers and contributors
  • to provide our readers with a current resource about local and regional people and events,  women’s lives, education and health, the arts and arts education, sustainability and the environment 
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The North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights

Written by North Carolina Arboretum. Posted in Newsflash

November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017   Open Nightly: 6 – 10 p.m.

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Open nightly November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m., Winter Lights is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Listen to the sounds of your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of holiday-inspired cocoa, cider or beer. Additional food and beverage items are available for purchase and the Arboretum’s Savory Thyme Café will also offer a special holiday buffet every weekend (reservations are recommended). All Winter Lights tickets are date-specific and must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be sold at the gate.

Our Work Continues

Written by Heidi Hartmann. Posted in Newsflash

Tuesday’s election results sparked a wide range of responses across the nation and the world. Here at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, our commitment to using information to advance women is stronger than ever. This election season, with its turmoil, contentiousness, and disappointments, surfaced and amplified issues that require a hard look at how policies affect people who differ by gender, race, age, and experiences. 

The election season powerfully raised the issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment, implicit and explicit bias, women’s leadership, and inequality in ways that our research can and will continue to build upon. 


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