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The first night in Minsk Polytechnic Institute students have pleased us very nice amateur performance. After the concert, we were surrounded by a crowd of students, where I met a man from Texas, he settled in Minsk after the war. In appearance he was about 26. It was very strange - to meet former American, but he was very helpful, helped as a translator, as we talked with the students.

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Alban Institute, a resource for mainline institutions, to shutter

Alban Consultant Ed White, left, and David Pratt, a former Alban Director of Marketing, work during a meeting. Photo courtesy of West End S...

Behind every great person is another greater. ~ Shirley Smith

Jennie Dean was a former slave that saw a need to educate black children so that their dreams could at least meet middle class. She founded the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth in 1893. The residential institution provided academic and vocational training and school supported students from Virginia and other states.

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Jeanine Pease Reservation college springs from former welfare mother's love of education In 1982, the Crow Tribe put its faith — along with $50,000 and an abandoned house — in a former welfare mom. Janine Pease used them to launch the Little Big Horn College at Hardin. As its first president, Pease did whatever it took to get the program up and running, from driving students to school to cleaning classrooms. She received national attention for taking her community college from a 1982…

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Anni Albers Runner

Working with the Albers Foundation Institute, Christopher Farr has produced a unique collection encompassing the designs of Anni Albers, a former student of the Bauhaus school of Art and one of the best known Textile Designers of the 20th Century.

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Former Producing Student Executive Producer on Sundance Hit 'The Birth of a Nation'

A Nigerian business has donated N4.2 billion to a university in the US Mohammed Indimi has a long standing relationship with Lynn University and has a centre there named after him A major Nigerian billionare has donated a huge sum to a university in the United States. Mohammed Indimi has donated N4.2billion to Lynn University while his home state Borno continues to be ravaged by Boko Haram terrorists. Founded in 1962 the university is a private coeducational institution located in Boca…

In 1998, Sister Sharon Euart broke bread with St. John Paul II. She and three others talked and enjoyed lunch with him at his home in Vatican City. Years later, she would have an opportunity to meet with Pope Benedict XVI as well. Someday, she hopes to meet Pope Francis. As executive director of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes in Silver Spring, Maryland; a former executive coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America in Washington, D.C.; and associate general secretary of the…