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HESP October 5, 2018

Rosa is a stout little eight year old with olive skin and black shoulder length hair. When she smiles, tiny dimples appear in her chubby cheeks. “I’m coming from Cleveland,” she exclaims, “I am on my way to visit my grandparents who live in Brooklyn,” her feet pressed into white plastic sandals dangling above the […]

HESP October 5, 2018

We all know someone who scored Straight A’s in college, lead multiple student clubs, volunteered at homeless shelters, nailed their research papers, landed high-paying jobs and gave a killer graduation speech. No, I’m not talking about your Uncle John nor I’m talking about passionate generalists who dabble into varied interests from time to time. Polymaths […]

HESP October 5, 2018

Several years ago, a cousin of mine was tragically killed in an automobile accident. “Laura” was a recent college graduate, and was engaged to be married, and her death was a crushing blow to her many friends, family, and her fiancée. She had always been adored by her parents, certainly more than her younger brother […]

HESP August 1, 2018

Overview of Microfinance in India Born out of the need to provide access to savings and credit services, Microfinance in India started in 1970s through the emergence of informal self-help groups. Post-1991, Indian Microfinance posted strong growth numbers due to the liberalization of the economy and increased lending by private sector organizations. Due to strong […]

HESP August 1, 2018

According to the Declaration of Independence, all men were created equal! Perhaps not in America, but at Harvard (which is not America) it’s beginning to feel a lot like it… Right in the middle of the lazy days of summer we celebrate a national holiday that marks an important date in U.S. history: The Declaration […]

HESP June 3, 2018

“Who deserves hemodialysis today?” (Raghavan, 2017, p. 488) Undocumented immigrants who suffer from kidney disease are a stigmatized people suffering from a stigmatized illness. The patchwork of treatments offered by each state is wasteful and inefficient, and government policies often put unnecessary stress on state and community healthcare systems. There are clear financial and humanitarian […]

HESP June 3, 2018

This is part two of our new series on public health. America offers citizens suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD) comprehensive health coverage. However, kidney disease and ESRD in undocumented peoples present major financial and moral issues for American policy makers and care givers. Each state offers a different system to treat patients who […]

HESP June 3, 2018

“There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?” Don DeLillo In Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography he analyzes his core virtues and examines how he lives by them on a daily basis, the struggles he encounters, and the perseverance […]