As an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Jonelle Saunders participated in Strong Women, Strong Girls—which connects female college-student mentors with elementary school-aged girls in Pittsburgh, Miami, and Boston. “As one of the few minority college-aged mentors participating,” Saunders says, “I felt a special connection to these girls, and many of them looked up to me as … [Read more...] about Empowering Girls to Be Agents for Change in Their Community: Five Questions for a Fellow with Jonelle Saunders
Reverence for Life
It's Earth Day -- and as we've blogged before, our namesake (Albert Schweitzer) was a man ahead of his time when it came to environmental issues. (Rachel Carson's Silent Spring dedication reads, “To Albert Schweitzer, who said ‘Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the Earth.") Indeed, Schweitzer's legacy is one of reverence for all life: not just human … [Read more...] about On Earth Day, Reflections on the Links Between Human & Environmental Health
"Only if we have an ethical attitude in our thinking about all living creatures does our humanity have deep roots and a rich flowering that cannot wither." - Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
In 2007, a group of Schweitzer Fellows who were students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine (COM) banded together to launch the first-ever COM Cares Day, in which the school's medical students worked with local social service agencies to deliver direct service. It was a rousing success -- and at the Third Annual COM Cares Day this Saturday, October 3, 140 first- and second-year UVM … [Read more...] about UVM Students Step Up for COM Cares Day!
"A thinking man feels compelled to approach all life with the same reverence he has for his own." -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day