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October 18, 2013
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Crumbs Opens New Gluten Free Store in NYC

By Sarah Ritchie Just yesterday, the World Health Organization issued a report stating what most people believe—that air pollution may be filled with toxins that cause cancer. As our environments become ever-more complex and hazardous, the condition of “regular people” is most certainly impacted. While we must leave it to the scientists to untangle the…

October 17, 2013
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Michael Kors Goes High-Tech For World Food Day

By: Sarah Ritchie Two weeks into the U.S. government shutdown, America sits on the brink of default. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that an NGO (non-government organization) and privately held company are doing some of the most exciting and innovative work to address global malnutrition on World Food Day, observed in more than…

October 2, 2013
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The Building of a Collegiate Real Estate Program: Virginia Tech Takes on the Challenge

For those of us who’ve dealt with the complexities of university bureaucracies, we applaud the success of the academicians and practitioners who’ve worked so diligently to launch the new undergraduate degree in real estate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, affectionately known by all as Virginia Tech.  The typical process of winning approval for…

September 12, 2013
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Get To Know MOCIAL Speaker: Stephanie Lynch

1. Tell us about yourself…… Understanding the power of the written word from an early age, my first job was a papergirl for the Boston Globe when I was 12 years old. Since then the world has changed and so has the way we receive and consume information.  I now deliver news and marketing communication…

August 30, 2013
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Foundation Fridays: Introducing ICSC Foundation’s New Program Manager, Bethany Vensel

In honor of Foundation Friday, we sat down with ICSC Foundation’s new program manager, Bethany Vensel to get to know her and find out the new projects coming out of the foundation. You have been with ICSC for three months and your first week was RECon. I was in the office for three days, barely…

August 26, 2013
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ICSC Student Members Learn More With Our Mentoring Program

Recently, ICSC has adopted the acronym “EARN” to provide a quick review of the major benefits and programs of the association:  Education, Advocacy, Research, and Networking.  But to my mind, there is another important activity in which the association—or more accurately its members—routinely engage:  mentoring college and university students.  Despite the demands of making deals,…