Hidden Treasures: Prayer in an Uzbek Taxi

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Emerging from the Kyrgyz immigration post I took a few steps across wet pavement to the Uzbek side of the border. The morning rain had just let up and the day was beginning to look nice. It was looking nice, that is, until I handed my passport to an Uzbek official. Moments earlier I had spoken with a Kyrgyz officer who had been kind — unexpectedly, he had even walked me to the border and wished me a good journey. But with the man now thumbing through my passport there was no greeting, no eye contact, no interest. It was as if his uniform had devoured his humanity.

A Global Conversation

by Johanna Kato / Jun 20, 2008 /
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Gone is the day when talking about the environment was solely for hippy tree-huggers. The discussion has expanded from science labs and legislation to classrooms and the workplace. It’s on your morning news and has shaped a good part of our presidential election.

We are clearly at crucial time in the story of our earth. With much to be decided about the future for this mother of ours and with all of her children feeling like they know what’s best -- it was only a matter of time for the conversation to truly turn global for the everyman.

Foodie Finds: The 7 Best Places to Eat in New York City

by Gil Kreiter / Jun 19, 2008 /
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My Seven Favorite Restaurants in New York

 

Advice from a local: 7 Favorite restaurants in New York City

St Andrews' New Castle Course

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The Directory of International Internships

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 19, 2008 /
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Michigan State University announces the 6th Edition of the Directory of International Internships, published in collaboration with the Office of International Studies and Programs and the Center for Educational Business and Research (CIBER) of the Eli Broad College of Business. The Directory will be released in early 2009.

Foodie Finds: The 7 Best Places to Eat In Chicago

by Tabitha McKown / Jun 16, 2008 /
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Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and many visitors make the mistake of limiting their dining options to the well-known restaurant chains in the Loop.

Hidden Treasures: A Turk named Mehmet

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It was a cold November rain, the kind that chills you to the bone. I was standing outside an old Roman fort trying to hitch a ride the final few minutes to the Turkish border. As I waited, I found myself shivering…and singing a few lines from the Guns N’ Roses classic.

In Celebration of Sailing: Our First Summer With Snow Goose

by nonameharbor / Jun 13, 2008 /

In Celebration of Sailing

 

Come sail with me on Erie waters

Exceptional Treasure: hidden europe

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Foodie Finds: the 7 Best Places to Eat in St. Paul

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jun 08, 2008 /
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St. Paul is a very different city from Minneapolis. Despite being right across the river from each other, they each shine in a unique way. Luckily for us, the food in both cities is stellar - lots of great choices for the foodie!  Here are a few of my hidden gem favorites:

 

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