Archive - July 20, 2019

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Former Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan Back in D.C. With Harvard University
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Library Lovers Chose The Peace Corps As Their Next Chapter
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A Writer Writes — “The Paperboy” by Chris Honore (Colombia)

Former Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan Back in D.C. With Harvard University

Dear Friend — I write following our annual summer Celebration of Public Service in Washington, D.C. It was a pleasure to spend time reconnecting with old friends, alumni and students, former and incoming Fellows, and members of our Senior Advisory Committee. Thank you to those of you who were able to join us. We were honored to hear from President Lawrence Bacow, Honorary Chair of the IOP Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, and our student leaders about the importance of public service and the value of their summer internships. In his remarks, President Bacow eloquently spoke to the importance of the IOP’s mission: “The Institute of Politics underscores the reason that Harvard exists. I think this is a responsibility which we all bear, and that the world has never needed committed, active, engaged citizens more than now….this is a time in which good people need to roll up their sleeves and get involved.” . . .

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A Writer Writes — “The Paperboy” by Chris Honore (Colombia)

A Writer Writes   The Paperboy by Chris Honoré (Colombia 1967-69)   My elementary school was called Allendale, a name I never gave much thought to. It was a massive, pale green, two-story Victorian building on a quiet neighborhood street. Two years before I headed off to Jr. High School, I suggested to my folks that being a paperboy would build character, or words to that effect, and solve my financial situation – I was always short of pocket change for, say, a comic or baseball cards wrapped in waxy paper along with a square of pink bubble gum. To sweeten my argument, I pointed out that the newspaper shack, where a cohort of boys gathered each afternoon after school, waiting for the bundles of newspapers to arrive, was less than a block away from Allendale. “Fine,” my parents said, with some reluctance. “Let’s see how it goes.” And so . . .

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