Social Impact Series

Climate Actions

THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION SERIES: Climate Actions: Respecting Social Considerations While Heeding the Science

June 30, 2021

By Mary Anne Sullivan, Hilary C. Tompkins, and Jamie Wickett

On January 20, 2021, in one of his first official actions, just hours after his swearing-in, President Biden announced that the U.S. would be rejoining the ...

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ASCE

THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION SERIES: America’s Aging Infrastructure Needs Our Support

June 30, 2021

By Emily Feenstra

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the phrase “first 100 days” in July of 1933 to draw attention to the level of impact his presidency had on the American people early in his tenure, the 14 presidents to take office since his presidency have largely followed FDR’s lead, proposing bold, transformative actions upon entering the White House....

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QuincyMiller

ONE YEAR AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S MURDER: The Role of Corporate and Business Leadership - An Interview with Quincy Miller

May 25, 2021

By Mary Jo Meisner

Quincy Miller is Vice Chair and President of Eastern Bank. Eastern Bank is a full service commercial and retail bank with $17.0 billion in total assets and over 100 banking and insurance locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Quincy spends his time focused on helping lead the overall strategic direction of...

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DisabledStudent

DISABILITY AWARENESS SERIES: Harvard, Disability, and Belonging

May 18, 2021

Michael Ashley Stein

I visited Harvard Law School (HLS) for the first time in the Spring of 1985, a few weeks after receiving an invitation to enroll. I was excited by the opportunity, and travelled to Cambridge to meet with the Dean of Students in order to discuss what my life, as a wheelchair user, would be like at HLS. Aside from an extended hospital and...

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Blindness

DISABILITY AWARENESS SERIES: Accessibility is a Social Right

May 18, 2021

Peter Slatin

I was in a cab heading to LaGuardia Airport on my way to a business meeting in Miami. Although the driver had initially been fearful of my guide dog, the ride was uneventful -- until we arrived curbside at the terminal. As we pulled up, he leapt from his seat and shouted at the top of his lungs, “Help him! He can’t see!”

I had...

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