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12 Bostonians Changing the World

A dozen folks are making their mark and a difference.

Linda Mason.

Webb Chappell

Linda Mason.

Offering an online education from MIT and Harvard to all. Pushing for disability rights around the globe. Using Twitter to achieve social good. With these deeds and others, a dozen folks are making their mark. View their stories:

> ANANT AGARWAL: Offering an online education from MIT and Harvard to all

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> SONIA CHOKSHI: Using social media for much more than gossip

> PAULA HAMMOND: Finding big potential in molecules

>DR. DAVID HERZOG: Blazing trails to improve women’s body images

>LINDA MASON: Bringing hope in the wake of disaster

> DEBBIE NATHAN: Using art to bring together Israeli and Palestinian teens

> DEBORAH O’HARA-RUSCKOWSKI: Coming to the aid of nurses in Haiti

> TRACY PALANDJIAN: Helping investors do well and do good

> CARLOS RODRIGUES: Making overseas orphanages and schools safer, one nail at a time

> GLEN SHOR: Working to prove universal health care can succeed

> MICHAEL ASHLEY STEIN: Striving for disability rights around the globe

>TED WELLS: Teaching kids to agitate for the planet

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