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SJP graduate wins short story contest

St. Cloud (MN) Times, Apr 27, 2014

Zoey Slater

Zoey Slater of St. Cloud was one of two students to earn top honors in the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Midwest Nick Adams Short Story Contest for her story, "The Fawn." She attends St. Olaf College and is a graduate of St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville, MN.

Only human

University of Chicago Magazine, Jan-Feb/2014, Jan 22, 2014

Russell Tuttle, staff, and students in Tanzaniz

Profile of longtime University of Chicago anthropology professor Russell H. Tuttle, his career, and his new book, Apes and Human Evolution. Tuttle was instrumental in the creation of the ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program and served as its first Visiting Faculty Director in fall 1998. The photo shows Tuttle (back row, right) with students and program staff in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998.

Knox College Remembers Lexie Kamerman

Knox College website, Jan 20, 2014

Remembrance by the Knox College community of 2008 graduate Lexie Kamerman, who was among 21 people killed in an attack on a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 17. Kamerman, a participant in the fall 2006 ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program, went to Afghanistan to build the student development program at the American University.

St. Paul's Abby Guthmann Wins Grand Prize in Photo Contest

readMedia, Jan 14, 2014

Abby Guthmann

Lawrence University senior Abby Guthmann, from St. Paul, MN, earned Grand Prize honors in the recent ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Her winning photo, "Girls in the Shambass," was selected from among 109 submissions by students participating in off-campus study programs. Guthmann (shown at right) took the photo while participating in the ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program.

Tanzanian experience launches Peace Corps career for McDonell grad

The Chippewa Herald online, Jan 9, 2014

Valerie Nelson in Tanzania

Article about Valerie Nelson, a Lawrence University graduate who is serving as a Community Health Educator with the Peace Corps in Cameroon. She credits her experience on the fall 2010 ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program for her career path. Read Nelson's blog from the Tanzania Program.

Macalester hosts first online course in mathematics

The Mac Weekly, Oct 18, 2013

Calculus: A Modeling Approach

A look at the pilot online course, Calculus: A Modeling Approach, offered by ACM this past summer and taught by professors Chad Topaz (Macalester College) and Kristina Garrett (St. Olaf College), with comments from Topaz and a student who took the course.

Margaretten Documents Struggles of Tanzanian Women in South Africa

Ripon College website, Sep 18, 2013

Molly Margaretten, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ripon College, wrote an article that appeared in short form in a South African weekly newspaper, the Mail & Guardian, and in its entirety in part of an e-book titled Writing Invisibility: Conversations on the Hidden City. Margaretten served as Faculty Director of the ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins program in fall 2012.

International Spotlight: Gabe Moreno in London and Florence

Knox College website, Jul 16, 2013

An interview with Gabe Moreno, a Knox College student majoring in art, about the benefits, the highlights, and what he learned from his experience on the London and Florence: Arts in Context program in spring 2013.

Student lands internship at renowned Italian art museum

St. Olaf College website, May 7, 2013

Madeleine Senko

While studying abroad in Italy on the Florence Program this year, St. Olaf College junior Madeleine Senko (shown at right) landed an internship at one of the world's most renowned museums: the Uffizi Gallery. Read more about Senko's internship experience on the ACM website.

Education: Rolling the dice of quality

Mmegi online, Apr 11, 2013

In a second article in the Mmegi newspaper in Botswana, Beloit College Professor of Education and Youth Studies Sonja Darlington wrote about what she and her students learned during a course this past fall about unequal access to educational opportunity among public school students in Chicago. Darlington, who has served as Faculty Program Director of ACM's Botswana Program and a Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Botswana (UB) this spring, drew parallels to the situation in Botswana described by UB Professor Tabulawa in a recent study.