There has been horrendous news coverage of orphanages recently: children starving in an orphanage in Belarus, a fire killing 40 girls in an orphanage in Guatemala, children being made to clean septic tanks and scavenge for food at an orphanage in India. This all gives rise to a hugely important question: Why are millions of children around the world living in orphanages when they could — and should — be growing up in families?
By Sean Callahan, Georgette Mulheir and Philip Goldman
William E. Finley, a world-renowned urban developer and former Rouse Co. executive and project director who oversaw the planning and development of the new city of Columbia during the 1960s, died Jan. 25 of congestive heart failure at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 93.
Law professor Jonathan Rapping, whose organization Gideon's Promise is in the midst of helping Maryland's public defender system revamp itself, is among 21 winners of $625,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants announced Tuesday.