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The Fall of Mortenson

And so it happens, “Another hero bites the dust”, says MTV founder Tom Freston. This remark is in light of the recent scandal involving Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson is mountain climber, best-selling author, and philanthropist. His tales of bravery, courage, … Continue reading

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A Personal Critique on Mr. Mortenson

The following does not necessarily reflect the opinions and goals of my fellow classmates, my professor, and our course project. This past week, 60 Minutes ran an investigation on Greg Mortenson and his charity. The clip was introduced to us … Continue reading

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Mortenson: A Man in the Media

Our class recently discovered news of Greg Mortenson: philanthropist, author, and speaker for the education of girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is now said to be founder and advocate of a twisted, swindled, and misguided charitable cause. CBS’s “60 … Continue reading

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Greg Mortenson: A Simple Mistake or a Real Deception?

This past week my class was informed that Greg Mortenson and his Central Asia Institute was being investigated by CBS News “60 Minutes”. It was horrifying to find out that the television news program had uncovered evidence that some of … Continue reading

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A Missed Opportunity

This week was a huge disappointment on my part for this project. Our class visited the MacDill Airforce base in Tampa and were able to explore it hand! They got to try on bomb squad suits, test flight simulators, check … Continue reading

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Halfway There….

Only half way into the semester and the project has already received an immense amount of attention and success! At the initial stages of this project, we were apprehensive about the response we would receive from fellow students. We feared … Continue reading

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Forgetting Value

One of the things that always amazes me is the drive and motivation that people have to learn just when their opportunities are the most limited. We’re sending school supplies to kids in Afghanistan that might not even have a … Continue reading

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Price of An Education? Not that Much Actually

It is so easy to say “I’ll get around to donating later” or “Money is just too tight”. When I’m trying to get a glimmer of attention and some care to swell up from within someone while elaborating on my … Continue reading

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Superladies: Nothing is Impossible

In Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea” Christiane Letinger, a wife to a mountaineer, is quoted as saying about Tara Bishop, Mortenson’s wife, “How many women would have the strength and vision to let the father of their children … Continue reading

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Social Networking To Make A Difference

I have to admit that when I started this class, I was a little skeptical.  I wanted to take the class because I felt that this class, more than any of the others I could take, was the only class … Continue reading

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