Category: Burundi

Full bellies: Program created by NU alumni helps African farmers

The origin story for a top international charity begins at Northwestern University, and the director returned to campus on April 23 to talk about the organization’s successes and challenges as a part of the One Book One Northwestern series. “This really is a very special moment for me,” One Acre Fund Director Matt Forti said.

Strength in what remains

Big events are best told through small stories. At least that’s the approach author Tracy Kidder took for his latest book, Strength is What Remains, which details the journey of a genocide survivor from Burundi, Africa to Columbia University medical school. Kidder has been called a “purposive write,” one who analyzes and exposes larger issues