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Paid Leave in Mississippi

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Economic Development Initiative | 0 comments

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5th Annual University-Wide Harvard Delta Celebration

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6-8pm Where: Harvard Law School, Caspersen South Join us for this annual celebration of the work students and faculty from schools around Harvard University are doing to improve economic, health, and social conditions in the Mississippi Delta! Open to anyone from the Harvard community – from those who have worked in the region to those who are simply interested in learning more about it. There will be ample time for mingling and networking. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be...

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Spurring Community and Economic Development in the Mississippi Delta Region

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wednesday, November 20th, 12-1pm, Hauser 104 The Mississippi Delta region of the United States has historically faced high rates of unemployment, poverty, and less access to higher education. Join us for an engaging discussion with Delta Regional Authority Chairman Christopher Masingill about his innovative work to promote economic and community development in the Delta region. President Obama appointed Chairman Masingill in 2010 as the Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, a federal-state partnership whose mission is to help...

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Delta Directions Prize

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Delta Directions Prize

The Delta Directions Prize was created to recognize the exemplary legal and policy work of two student members of the Delta Project each semester. Students participating in the Delta Project engage in complex policy and legal analysis in areas ranging from mental health to micro-lending, with the ultimate purpose of making a positive impact on the Mississippi Delta. Given that about fifty students participate in the Delta Project each semester, the prize is very competitive. Prize winners for this semester will be announced in late April and...

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Using Social Media to Track and Analyze Natural Disasters: The Hurricane Sandy Test

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Using Social Media to Track and Analyze Natural Disasters: The Hurricane Sandy Test

  When: Monday, Feb. 4th, 12noon Where: Harvard Law School, WCC 3018  Lunch will be served! Join us for a lunchtime presentation and discussion with Dr. Arthur Cosby, the William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at MississippiState University and Director of Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center, who is working with a team of colleagues to develop software that uses social media as a source of scientific data to track natural disasters. In the fall of 2012, the software was beta tested with Super Storm...

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Bill Luckett: Mississippi Delta Project Fall Speaker Event!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bill Luckett: Mississippi Delta Project Fall Speaker Event!

Date: Wednesday, November 28th Time: 12pm-1pm Where: Hauser 104, Harvard Law School Lunch will be served! Let us know if you’re coming on Facebook! Please join us for an engaging discussion with Bill Luckett, the Mississippi Delta Project Fall Speaker. Luckett is a leader in the state of Mississippi who has dedicated his career to empowering Mississippians with a mix of smart lawyering, community development, political advocacy, and entrepreneurialism. Luckett works to increase small business development and cultural tourism in his home...

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Join us for the 4th Annual Harvard Delta Celebration!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us for the 4th Annual Harvard Delta Celebration!

Join us for this annual celebration of the work students and faculty from schools around Harvard University are doing to improve economic, health, and social conditions in the Mississippi Delta! Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Where: Caspersen South (the glass-enclosed room upstairs in the Hark) The event is open to anyone from the Harvard community – from those who have worked in the region to those who are simply interested in learning more about it.  There will be ample time for mingling and networking. Hors...

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Financial Services Team Travels to the Delta

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Economic Development Initiative | 0 comments

By: Ben Jackson.  Written in May 2012.  I just returned from a trip down to the Delta with my fellow Financial Services Team members Andrew Stecker ’13 and Esther Mulder ’14.  It was an incredible journey — we had eye-opening meetings and tours of the area, gut-busting and delicious Southern food, and more than our fair share of live blues, glasses of Southern Pecan, and great conversation. Our main reason for traveling down to the Delta was to present the findings of our research on the legal risks of microlending in six states in...

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Rob Barnett (JD ’14) Talks About His Trip to Mississippi

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rob Barnett (JD ’14) Talks About His Trip to Mississippi

Another post from the student voices blog, including artwork of our Delta Fellow hard at work!  Thanks to all of our students who traveled to the region over spring break… and to all of the people in Mississippi who made them feel so welcome. Student Voices: Eating Well in the Mississippi Delta Over spring break, I was lucky to travel to the Mississippi Delta on a pro bono trip with eight other law students from Harvard and Ole Miss. As Kimberly’s post describes, we spent an unforgettable week researching property law, making...

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END OF YEAR CELEBRATION: TUES, 4/17, GRIS 110

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join the Mississippi Delta Project at 6:30 pm as we welcome new leaders and celebrate the outstanding work of our four student teams. All are welcome. BBQ dinner will be provided!

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