Archive - February 13, 2014

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Check out Joanne Roll’s blog:Applications to the Peace Corps are down
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Applications to the Peace Corps are down
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Maureen Orth's (Colombia 1964-66) VF Story Has Legs
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Ron Arias (Peru 1963-64) Remembers Shirley Temple Black

Check out Joanne Roll’s blog:Applications to the Peace Corps are down

Applications to the Peace Corps are down Posted by Joanne Roll on Thursday, February 13th 2014 This information is copied from the 2013 Peace Corps Annual Performance and Accountability Report, page 21.   Here is the text to link to: http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/annrept2013.pdf “Reduction in the percentage of Volunteer positions that were filled byapplicants for service (Indicator 4.1.1.b): Over the past three years, the agency has experienced difficulties in providing the number of Volunteers that have been requested by overseas posts. The number of Volunteers requested by a post represents the number of funded Volunteer positions that the post can fully support for 27 months of service. When Volunteer requests are not fully met, it represents a missed opportunity for the communities expecting Volunteers and for the talented and motivated Americans who could have served as Volunteers. The primary challenge in providing skilled Volunteers at the levels requested by posts   is the decrease in the number of applications for Peace Corps service over the last . . .

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Applications to the Peace Corps are down

This information is copied from the 2013 Peace Corps Annual Performance and Accountability Report, page 21.   Here is the text to link to: http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/annrept2013.pdf “Reduction in the percentage of Volunteer positions that were filled by applicants for service (Indicator 4.1.1.b): Over the past three years, the agency has experienced difficulties in providing the number of Volunteers that have been requested by overseas posts. The number of Volunteers requested by a post represents the number of funded Volunteer positions that the post can fully support for 27 months of service. When Volunteer requests are not fully met, it represents a missed opportunity for the communities expecting Volunteers and for the talented and motivated Americans who could have served as Volunteers. The primary challenge in providing skilled Volunteers at the levels requested by posts   is the decrease in the number of applications for Peace Corps service over the last few years-from . . .

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Maureen Orth's (Colombia 1964-66) VF Story Has Legs

How a Vanity Fair profile revived 22-year-old allegations of abuse by Woody Allen By Paul Farhi The Washington Post February 13, 2014 Early last year, writer Maureen Orth learned an intriguing bit of trivia: A story she had written for Vanity Fair about Mia Farrow and Woody Allen at the height of their headline-grabbing breakup in 1992 was the fifth-most-read story in the magazine’s archives. Orth also noticed that Farrow and her son Ronan were active on Twitter. Perhaps, she said, it would be “interesting” to revisit Farrow and her family and find out how they’d fared since the tumultuous events of nearly 22 years earlier. The Farrows agreed, and in April, Orth began her reporting, which culminated in an October piece about the family. That simple sequence set in motion a chain of events that ended up propelling a sensational but long-dormant news story back into prominence, as a . . .

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Ron Arias (Peru 1963-64) Remembers Shirley Temple Black

How One Interview with Shirley Temple Black Led to a Years-Long Friendship with the Former Child Star By Ron Arias (Peru 1963-64) Former People Senior Writer and author of one of the first Peace Corps novels: The Road to Tamazunchale, (1975) as well as other books of non-fiction. This article appeared recently in People Premium (digital) and is used with the permission of the publication and Ron. Celebrities were never my main beat. So in 1998 when I was tapped to interview Shirley Temple Black, then 70, for a lengthy story on her life, I assumed I got the assignment because I was the oldest staffer in People‘s Los Angeles bureau – 57 at the time. I assumed some editor thought I’d relate to her more than one of my under-40 colleagues, who were used to chatting with much younger, current stars. Of course, we all knew the phenomenal, singing-and-dancing . . .

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