This week, as American voters go to the polls in droves for a midterm election seen as a referendum on the past two years of the country's progress, the crucial topic on everyone's minds can be summarized by a mantra from Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign: It's the economy, stupid.
The first ever Visualizing Marathon was composed of 93 students in 23 teams from 8 schools. For those of you that participated, we thank you for making it such a great experience. In the next few days we will be making photos of the event available. All of the entries will be posted right after judging is completed.
Despite signs of progress, world hunger remains an intractable problem, according to the newly published 2010 Global Hunger Index.
This week, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned that a rise in prolonged conflict is creating new semi-permanent global refugee situations. Today there are more than 43 million refugees worldwide—80 percent of them in the developing world.