The Cajun Supper held at Otey Parish on March 4th by the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club raised $2500 for the University’s Haiti Institute in Sewanee (HIS). This represents the third year of this partnership whereby HSI earmarks these funds to assist farmers in the Bois Jolis Zone in the Central Plateau of Haiti. “We have… more →
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/world/americas/rene-preval-dead-president-of-haiti.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Mr. Préval was the first — and so far only — Haitian president to be elected, serve out his term and hand over power to an elected successor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/opinion/an-english-sheep-farmers-view-of-rural-america.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share As long as society sees farming only as a business and food as just a commodity, we’re all headed for ruin.
By Peter Davis We passed a hearse bedecked with fake flowers as we began our climb up Morne Michel. Heels and ties and tuxes walk down the stones and mud to gather by the hearse at the gate of the dam. The brown soup that skirts the lakeshore contrasts with the red flowers of Delonix regia.… more →
Mayaro Virus Is Another Little-Known, Mosquito-Borne Disease That Might Warrant More Attention : NPR
By Peter Davis The daily schedule changes, miscommunication, and uncertainites involved with working in Haiti can always surprise you regardless of how much time spent in Haiti. Back in the States our schedules are planned out to a tee whether we be university student or professor. We aren’t even able to rely on our old… more →
A flower catches my attention out of the corner of my eye. Brilliant red, and surrounded by fluttering clouds of small butterflies of every different shade and hue. As my senses are captivated by this scene, my foot slips out from under me, and I am falling. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Morne Michele,… more →