Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

USAID releases final RFA for new university engagement partnership program

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Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the final Higher Education Solutions Network Request for Applications (RFA) to create partnerships with universities and colleges at a White House briefing Wednesday. The RFA is a five-year program to partner with universities to support multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches to development.  Awards are available […]

Expert panel strategizes to repeal the federal ban on funding for syringe exchange

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(The following guest blog post is by Yale University senior Helen Jack) “The federal ban on needle exchange funding is institutional stigma,” said Allan Clear, executive director of the Harm Reduction Coalition, to an audience of nearly 100 students and community members at a Yale University auditorium Wednesday night. By reinstating the federal ban on funding for syringe exchange programs, Clear said the government sends the wrong message…