Seven billion people inhabit our planet, and less than 60 have ever completed the Explorers Grand Slam, and only 12 of those are women. So writes Kim Hess on her website - https:// kimhessclimbs.com. Ms. Hess set the goal of climbing the Seven Summits - the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents - … Continue reading "Town Hall: Kim Hess – “Seven Lessons from the Seven Summits”"
Marcia Coyle is the Chief Washington Correspondent for the National Law Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers law and litigation. A lawyer as well as a journalist, she has covered the Supreme Court for 30 years. She is also a regular contributor of Supreme Court analysis to PBS NewsHour. Ms. Coyle has written about the … Continue reading "Town Hall: Marcia Coyle – “A Look Inside the Current Supreme Court”"
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and author, who has published over 200 cartoons in The New Yorker since 2010. His cartoons also appear in Playboy, The Paris Review, The New York Times, American Bystander, and elsewhere. He has written short stories for the New Haven Review as well as contributed a dozen essays to The … Continue reading "Town Hall: Tom Toro – “Funny Ha-Huh: Cartoons that Make Us Laugh and Think”"
Dr. David J. Helfand is Chair of the Department of Astronomy at Columbia University. Dr. Helfand’s science course, part of Columbia’s famed Core Curriculum, is taught to all Columbia’s first year students. He received the University’s 2001 Presidential Teaching Award and the 2002 Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates. Dr. Helfand spent … Continue reading "Town Hall: David Helfand – “Global Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don’t Know”"