Helen Thorpe on the shortlist for the Lukas Prize

Helen Thorpe has landed on the shortlist for the Columbia University’s prestigious J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Award for her book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, which “Follows the lives of 22 immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015 – 2016 school year as they land at South… Read more »

SaulPaul named 2017 Austinite of the Year

“The 19th annual Austin Under 40 Awards were handed out Saturday night, with rapper and entrepreneur SaulPaul named 2017 Austinite of the Year. SaulPaul, who inspired the crowd of about 900 attendees with his story of going from four felonies to a 4.0 GPA in college before starting his music career, was a double winner…. Read more »

Carol Anderson wins a National Book Critics award for White Rage

Professor Carol Anderson’s White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide has won the National Book Critics Circle award in the criticism category. Congratulations! This work of cultural criticism about the subtle function of racism in America grew from an essay that Anderson published in The Washington Post in 2014. [WashingtonPost.com]

Tom Szaky shortlisted for Inspired Leadership Award

Terracycle Founder and CEO Tom Szaky among “seven outstanding young leaders from across the globe shortlisted for the Inspired Leadership Award (ILA), a coveted prize recognising the potential of young leaders to positively impact lives on a global scale for generations to come.” Founded in 2006, the Inspired Leadership Award is presented each year at… Read more »