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Ted Buchanan

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Art Looks Through Water
A Studio in the Woods awards residencies to five artists who will offer different perspectives on water.
 
Malaria Vaccine Relies on Mosquito Bites
A new vaccine may break the cycle of transmission of a disease that kills nearly 800,000 people every year worldwide.
 
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Tulane medical school engages with sister institutions in the struggle for better health in American cities.
 
Engineering Health in Africa
Biomedical engineering major Bob Lathrop veers from corporate career aspirations to more social ventures.

Students lend financial assistance to local communities

Serving New Orleans residents through microloans 

March 11, 2013

Greg Thomson
newwave@tulane.edu

Failing schools, high crime rates and neighborhoods dependent on government assistance led Tulane sophomore Haley Burns to start Fund 17, a nonprofit microfinance institution that provides financial education and empowerment throughout the 17 wards of New Orleans.

Burns, founder and executive director of Fund 17, says the organization offers educational seminars on personal finance and provides microloans to low-income entrepreneurs. More ...

 

 

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