Sarah Zakrajsek

Class of 2013

Articles

  • Lecture Previews

    Health Care Finance: Lunch & Learn Presentation with Professor Gaynor

    Monday at noon

    Hamburg Hall 1004

    News | December 5, 2011
  • Loans are investments, not donations

    I applaud Andy Peng for his thorough coverage in “‘Occupy’ Protests Come to Pittsburgh,” which appeared in The Tartan this October. According to Peng, one popular anthem of the Pittsburgh protesters was “Bail out the students, not the banks.” Peng’s account of the protesters’ stated purposes shows that Pittsburgh isn’t immune to a growing epidemic in the United States: a careless attitude toward s...

    Forum | October 31, 2011
  • Statistically Speaking

    President Barack Obama announced last Friday by an executive order that the United States will deploy 100 military advisors to Uganda. These military personnel will support U.S. allies in Africa in the fight against Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent guerilla group. Here are some facts that may have persuaded Obama to deploy U.S. soldiers to intervene:

    100,000: number of Uga...

    News | October 17, 2011
  • Tales from abroad: Philippines

    Luckily I forgot to pack an alarm clock. Instead, I awoke each morning in the guesthouse to the sound of a rooster’s crow. As I climbed out of my bunk bed, I needed to do a quick reality check: You are in San Pedro, Philippines.

    The pace of travel had left me disoriented. I had been taking spring semester final exams in Pittsburgh one day, and the next I was on a plane to Southeast Asia with...

    Pillbox | October 3, 2011
  • Statistically Speaking

    Nearly 20 percent of all Americans knew someone injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the United States. Here are some fast facts about charitable giving within the last decade related to the 9/11 tragedy:

    36,000: units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center

    1,300: number of corporations and foundations on record that made charitable 9/11 donations

    News | September 12, 2011

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