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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dr. Sherri A. Mason Visits City Club for 2018 State of the Great Lakes Forum

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes are experiencing dangerous levels of pollution from the smallest of particles. According to a 2016 study...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: AUGUST 13, 2018

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Trump still blocking dozens...

Friday, August 10, 2018

Why graduation rates lag for low-income college students

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Nathan Favero, Assistant Professor of Public Administration & Policy, American University School of Public Affairs As college students nationwide prepare for graduation, a new analysis has shown that just under half of all those who receive Pell Grants – the federal government’s main form of direct financial aid for low-income students – finish their four-year...

Friday, August 03, 2018

5 questions with… Dave Lucas, Ohio’s new poet laureate and CWRU English lecturer

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by The Daily at CWRU Growing up along Ohio’s northeastern shore, Dave Lucas felt the poetry of Lake Erie many years before he knew its landscapes could be thought of that way. A moment of epiphany for him came as a teenager, reading Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio—a poem that not only name-dropped a place familiar...

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Aggregating All the Things

Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland

Over the last couple of months, there's been a lot of conversation about the state of our regional economy and what ought to be done about the challenges we face. As someone whose interests are basically many miles wide and about a half inch deep, I've noticed that most people aren't aware of the vast...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Why Those Folks?

Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland

No City Club forum in recent memory has resonated as strongly as our June 8th event on our region's struggles with economic development. As soon as the speech ended and the Q and A began, we knew this was the first of what would inevitably become a series of conversations about the future of our...

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