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Fiona Lockyer


Walden Pond mixes recreation, history

In the mood to commune with Henry David Thoreau? In New England, it's possible. A mere nine miles from Brandeis, you can see exactly where Thoreau made his cabin and lived in nature, which inspired possibly his most famous text, Walden. Walden Pond, hidden in Concord, Mass.-and apparently unreachable by GPS, according to a recent New York Times article-is one of those New England gems one must visit during their four year stay at Brandeis. On a popular beach day at the Pond, you can find yourself sharing the sand with hundreds of other New Englanders, whether they're literary enthusiasts, nature enthusiasts or just looking for a place to spend the day.

Center for Youth and Communities receives Walmart grant

In early June, the Walmart Foundation announced that more than $20 million in grants would be dispersed to six nonprofit partners, including a $5 million gift to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management Center for Youth and Communities, which aids programs that prepare youth for college and working life via research, policy work and technical assistance.

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