Private Charity Displays Realities of Rome’s Homeless

By ERIN BERGE Wearing a navy blue suit and a paisley silk scarf, a dapper middle-aged actor named Domenico Fumato overlooks a fluctuating line of scruffily clad men and women, all waiting for a free piece of bread or pizza. Today, however, Fumato is not acting: he’s directing. His stage is an outdoor corner on …

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Why We Should Care About Taxes … And Journalism

By FRANCESCA MIRABILE When Jesse Drucker, an international investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, encouraged his former Wall Street Journal (WSJ) colleagues to revolt against Rupert Murdoch’s empire, he already knew journalism had to be used as a weapon for good. “Journalism can fix things that seem wrong,” Drucker says. “It’s a tool to correct world …

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Elevator Pitch Winners Participate in European BarCamp in Milan

By VALERIA BORGHETTI Convincing the audience in one minute is a tough challenge. Consider how much a listener needs to be convinced, and squeeze that into 60 seconds. The Elevator Pitch has become one of the signature competitions at John Cabot University (JCU), and this semester it was sponsored by Facebook and ItaliaCamp. After choosing …

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Is Soccer Preventing Conflict?

By JANINE HOLDER At a lecture on “Soccer As Genocide Prevention? On Sports and Ethnic Conflict”, Professor Lars Rensmann discussed how soccer can help nations in conflict. Rensmann explained that soccer, played widely around the world and often involving countries facing serious conflicts, can aid in social resolutions during times of hardship. Soccer provides the …

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Profile Column: Ali Reza Arabnia, JCU Trustee

By WASIM KHIZARAN Ali Reza Arabnia, an ordinary Persian man, who started his life in Iran, was recently awarded the prestigious title of Knight of the Order of Merit for Labor in Italy because of his extraordinary achievements in the business world. Earning this award, however, was not easy.  Born in Tehran in 1955, his …

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Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Thriving in College

By AXEL KEICHER In recent years, the number of people suffering from eating disorders has been on the rise in the western world. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. A study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discovered that 90 percent of the …

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