SA Pro Abroad: Tackling Social Justice in Education One Semester at a Time
Every day there are decisions that present themselves to us. What should I eat? How do I know if I should take that promotion at work? Do I go out with friends or stay home and eat Ben & Jerry's? A million little moments that can change the course of our lives, perhaps without us realizing it. One of those moments happened to me this summer, which led to me moving more than 3,000 miles away to live in London. And it all started with a conversation...
NUPF Student Representative
If you or someone you know is a current NUFP fellow (with a least a year left before graduation) right now there is an exciting opportunity to get involved in NASPA Region IV-West.
Democracy Requires That We Be Brave Enough
While in Washington, DC, recently for a national convening examining student democratic engagement during the election, a Ginsberg Center staff member attended a Supreme Court hearing. As Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor in particular raised questions, the ways in which our identities are shaped and politicized came into focus. The fate of a man’s life was being considered by Justices whose personal and constitutional views were undoubtedly shaped by their own lived experiences. And yet, they asked thoughtful questions, considered context and listened to understand, with a willingness to negotiate where they stood on the issue.
Meet the 2017 CLDE Interns
We are thrilled to introduce you to our three student interns for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting (#CLDE17). Amber, Christina, and Tyler introduce themselves below and together represent a vested interest in civic engagement among students in our network to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, and in our broader communities and our democracy. In the coming weeks they will work with the meeting planning committee on the program, arranging a student symposium and specifically on creating networking, learning, and organizing opportunities for the students that attend the conference in Baltimore from June 7-10th. Please join us in welcoming Amber, Christina, and Tyler!
Quitting While You’re Ahead
I quit without any job interviews pending. I quit without any offers lined up. I quit without any plan A, B, or C. It was not meant to be a bold maneuver but merely served as a last ditch effort to reclaim what was left of my self-confidence.
Student Affairs is Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon
At about mile 5, it hit me that my journey in student affairs very much reflected my half-marathon experiences. As we celebrate Careers in Student Affairs Month this October, I’d like to share a few a-ha moments throughout the race last weekend that led me to reflect on the lessons I learned as a new professional thus far.