Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously reported for the The New York Daily News, The Indianapolis Star, and Philanthropy magazine. Emily resides in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @emlybelz.

Emily Belz

A trip to Grand Bassa County

Liberia | Since Ebola hit Liberia, a team of doctors and nurses has traveled to hard-to-reach areas to provide basic healthcare
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/05/19, 03:57 pm

A Liberia moment: 

Metro Minute has been on hiatus because I’ve been in Liberia for a reporting project on mission hospitals. More on that will come soon in the magazine. 

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Drowning in red

Higher Education | Historic Christian colleges like Nyack College are facing financial crises that are forcing big changes. Some haven’t survived
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/15/19, 04:46 pm

Nyack College, a Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) school in the New York City area, received an independent audit in 2017 with an opinion any institution dreads: “substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”

The evangelical school with a 120-year history in New York was looking at looming insolvency, according to the audit, because of its tens of millions in debt and falling revenues.

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Life after chess

Education | Former New York public-school student Alex Lenderman, one of the world’s top chess players, mastered the game and embraced the Christian faith in the process
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/15/19, 03:50 pm

The world has about 50,000 neurosurgeons, according to a recent count in the Journal of Neurosurgery, but there are only 1,500 chess grandmasters worldwide. 

Jerald Times, director of chess at a New York charter school network, uses the stats to show that being a chess grandmaster might not be as lucrative as brain surgery, but it is harder to achieve.

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