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Celebrating Appalachia

Too many times when the term “Appalachia” is used, a negative, almost sympathetic thought, is conjured up. At the Appalachian Institute, while we recognize challenges that need to be addressed such as health care, environmental exploitation, generational poverty, and access to quality rural education, we also stand firm in our belief that this region is one to be celebrated, even bragged about.
High School Completion Rates in Appalachia by County (2000)

Wheeling Jesuit University Attends the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

"Imagination Reform" was the theme of the 15th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) attended by Wheeling Jesuit University. The national conference for those passionate about social justice grounded in the Catholic Social Teaching and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, took place November 16-18, 2012, in Washington DC.
High School Completion Rates in Appalachia by County (2000)
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Appalachian Mountain Top Removal Mining - A Call to Build A New Model

The recent New York Times article on Mountain Top Removal, “Appalachia Turns on Itself” repeated several arguments often cited to persuade us to limit or eliminate the practice of mountain top removal.