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HECUA classroom series: No Room for Error

I mean that I was about 75% leaning towards the liberal approach, with the other 25% of me saying that you still have to work hard to be successful. Essentially what it boils down to is the structure vs. agency argument. This is where it got tricky for me, because I felt very strongly that if someone worked hard, they could at least achieve a decent standard of living. What I didn’t always factor into the equation was the fact that sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Read More »

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HECUA career board – February 8, 2017

Each Wednesday we compile a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. In the past, this list has existed informally on our twitter account (@hecua_offcampus – follow us!) using the hashtag #hecuacareerboard. From now on we’ll also post an annotated list on our website. If you’re an employer and you’d like to […] Read More »

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HECUA welcomes Knox College as a new affiliate member.

Knox College joins the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) as an Affiliate Member. Posted Feb. 6, 2017 –– The Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) is delighted to welcome Knox College into consortium me­­mbership as an affiliate member. Knox College students will be invited to participate in four of HECUA’s social justice […] Read More »

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Our statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order

The Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) stands in strong opposition to President Trump’s recent executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Read More »

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HECUA career board – February 1, 2017

Each Wednesday we compile a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. In the past, this list has existed informally on our twitter account (@hecua_offcampus – follow us!) using the hashtag #hecuacareerboard. From now on we’ll also post an annotated list on our website. If you’re an employer and you’d like to […] Read More »

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HECUA classroom series: Growing up Filipino(ish)

I am a Filipina-American because the combination of these two places is the only way describe who I am. I am Filipina in my love of food and people. I am Filipina, because my second name, Mara, has just as much importance as my first because it is a recognition of my late Grandfather (Lolo), Mauro Victa whose birthday I share. I am American because I stand up for what I believe in and stubbornly push forward until I have my way. Read More »

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HECUA career board: January 25, 2017

Each Wednesday we compile a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. If you're an employer and you'd like to submit a job, email Laney Ohmans at lohmans<@>hecua.org with a brief description of the position and why it would be a good fit for a HECUA student or alumni. If you're a student and you'd like our help finding a job, email Laney with a brief description of what you're looking for! Read More »

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HECUA classroom series: Intersectional feminism and surviving abuse.

Applying this intersectional lens to this topic of abuse was odd for me. I know that my life, and lens in which I view the world is different than my mom’s, but to realize that her whiteness accelerated her escape from abuse, but my blackness, womanhood, and past experience with abuse could have potentially shoved me back into the cycle, with less likelihood of coming out, is flooring. Read More »

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Hope Quotes: HECUA staff and friends offer sources of inspiration.

If you find yourself in need of replenishment and fortification this Friday, we’ve got you. HECUA staff and faculty have compiled a list of the quotes, poems, and articles that offer encouragement for the work ahead. In the words of now-former President Obama: “I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor […] Read More »

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HECUA Classrooms series: These Shoes Project

Kaitlyn Gayle Howell is an intern at Avalon School. She asks various students if it would be ok to take a photo of their shoes, and to ask a few questions about them. For the next five to twenty minutes, students talk not only about their shoes but also their life story. Read More »

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