Every time Scott Lacy, an assistant professor of anthropology at Fairfield University, travels to Mali, he ends up leaving with a bigger debt to pay. Who knows what he will owe once he returns from a six-month sabbatical that begins June 2 to do agricultural research and further efforts to build schools in the villages of this poor landlocked Western African nation. “Ever since I touched my feet down on the ground in Mali, my life has gotten better and everything I have ever done has pushed me back toward that country. It has come back 20 fold, 100 fold,” said Lacy, 39, whose first introduction to the country was as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1994.
Published in Connecticut Post, Danbury News Times, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time on 5/24/10
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