Liz Willen

How Tuition Tracker Helps Kids Compare Colleges – and Other Tips for Overwhelmed Parents

New York – It’s the thick of college application season, and your child is diligently churning out common application essays while simultaneously studying for four or five advanced placement exams and researching scholarships, right? Well, maybe not. Click to find out how much college might cost you In households across the U.S. right now, (including… Read more »

Next Generation of Activists Confronts Mississippi’s Violent Past on Freedom Summer Anniversary

Philadelphia, Miss. _ Emily Dannenberg stepped off an air-conditioned tour bus into oppressive Mississippi heat. The white Columbia University graduate student had come to this steamy rural town last week with a mission: to mentor both black and white teenagers and help them make sense of their state’s violent and racist past. “I’d always been… Read more »

Q & A with Dick Molpus: Anatomy of Historic Apology for Hometown’s Racist and Violence Past on Eve of Freedom Summer Anniversary

Mississippi’s former Democratic Secretary of State Dick Molpus, born and raised in Neshoba County, stood up 25 years ago at the Mount Zion Church in his hometown of Philadelphia and officially apologized to the families of the three slain civil rights workers murdered when they came to help blacks register to vote. In 1989, some… Read more »