Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
Born in Sierra Leone, Maryland grad and former NFL defensive back Madieu Williams is working hard to provide opportunities to kids in his home country and the U.S.
When terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of school girls in Nigeria in May of this year, it made headlines around the world and sparked a grassroots social media campaign that centered around the Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. For University of Maryland student Jennifer Soba Pearse, the news hit close to home — figuratively and literally.
Recently, Coldlime analysed how the top 100 U.S. universities (as ranked by Forbes) are using Twitter, utilizing Moz’s Social Authority, and the Big Ten was very well represented. Six Big Ten universities were included in Forbes’ top 100, and four of them were among Coldlime’s top 14 overall.
“Doing good is really the point of our lives. If we can do well and do good, that’s certainly a goal that we would like to accomplish.” — Nick Henninger, Community Pipeline
Two former Maryland Terrapin soccer players, Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi, are headed to the World Cup in Brazil this month. A fellow Terrapin will join them as a form of entertainment, although she will not be on the pitch.
Based within a few miles of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., it makes sense that the University of Maryland would have a pronounced program in international studies and a corresponding preponderance of students interested in foreign languages studies.
The study of the lengthy and, perhaps, never-ending struggle of the African American people in the United States led University of Maryland Professor Ira Berlin to receive the W. E. B. Dubois Medal for 2014 from Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies.
This year, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University join the Big Ten. Each school already has a tradition of living big, with students, faculty and alumni impacting the world with their service and research. As part of BTN LiveBIG share a Solution, student journalists at Maryland and Rutgers have shared some of these solution stories with us. Check them out below. And if you are a Big Ten student, share your solution story with us by April 18th and you may win an inaugural BTN LiveBIG Solutions Journalism Award.