COLLEGE BASKETBALL'S PURPLE REIGN
This is the story of college basketball’s most improbable national champion, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1947, the Crusaders practiced in a barn, had a part-time head coach, and still managed to win the big dance. Holy Cross returned to glory in 1954 winning the National InvitationTournament, then known as the “King of Tourneys.”
MAYA MIDWIFERY INTERNATIONAL
Ryan Hughes is a board member of Maya Midwifery International, a fundraising board for a group of midwives known as ACAM, based in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. Slide Rule has produced a series of documentaries about the incredible work the local midwives are doing, the success the center has had on this impoverished indigenous community, and the unprecedented NGO, in which the local midwives have total control of funds and operations.