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Trey SZN 3 Fireside Chat 2: The History of Athletes as Influencers With Batouly Camara

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Reflecting on social change in America and throughout the world, there are many athletes who were giants, standing up for what they believed to drive transformational shifts in society.  From athletes such as Muhammad Ali, to Billie Jean King, to Jackie Robinson, to Bill Russell, to Chuck Cooper… to athletes that we may be a little more familiar with today, …

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The Power & Culture of Sport: Ben Hunt & Rolando Blackman Fireside Chat Recap

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”  – Nelson Mandela  This year has been strange for everyone. The public health …

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Why Sports Matter

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The Power of Sports for Racial Equity Recent headlines in sports news are about far more than wins and losses. As the nation reeled under police violence this summer, athletes took a stance. Their social media pages called for justice and racial reconciliation. Their stadiums became voting centers, and their fans listened and voted.  A quick look at sports news …

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Spring Sports or Not, the Common Good Should Be Our Priority

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Many athletic conferences put on a good face this fall when they took a bullet to their budgets and canceled fall competitions. The NCAA resentfully followed suit, first canceling Division III, and then finally calling off money-making sports when grim COVID-19 data presented no other alternatives. Now, however, despite COVID cases surging nationwide, colleges, the public, and the athletes themselves …

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Mental Health: My Story

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On April 8, 2016, I read a Facebook post reporting that Ex-Kansas University football player Brandon Bourbon committed suicide.   “Oh no…no, no, no,” I whispered back at the screen.   You would have thought I knew him. You would have thought we were related by the rush of emotions that took over.   I didn’t know Brandon personally. But …

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HBS, a dream, and Trey: how HBS helped me launch my social enterprise

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“Nice talking to you as well!” I hung up the phone and looked out the window of my company’s conference room, high above midtown Manhattan. I had just finished a call regarding my acceptance to Harvard Business School (HBS) with Matt Segneri, Director of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative, and it was an impactful one. Not only was I impressed …

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You are what you post

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 “Don’t ever let a 140 character Tweet cost you $140,000” -Jamy Bechler (Leadership expert and former college basketball coach) Why is it that the things we love sometimes are so bad for us? For example: if we eat too much candy, we’ll get cavities, and if we shop too much, we’ll have no money. Sometimes, the negative effects of our …