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Northern Ireland Student Blogger

2 Weeks In, 12 More to Go: Seeing the Beauty of Northern Ireland Before Learning About the Troubles

"Arriving in Belfast at the BHD airport was something I had been waiting anxiously for all year. I was scared that I was going to receive an email saying that Covid had, once again, disrupted my plans to study abroad." Lawrence University student, Josey McClain, tells us about her first days in Northern Ireland and her commitment to learning all she can from the people of this beautiful and complex land. Read More »

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HECUA at 50

Hamline University and HECUA: Decades of Partnership

For artist and author Trung Le Nguyen, participating in City Arts (now Art for Social Change) provided an introduction to thinking about the social spaces art occupies and how art relates to community. As the son of immigrants and a first generation college student, Trung noted that he was “very career-oriented” about his education. He reflected that his HECUA experience helped him to recognize art as existing “within a sphere that is not just professional but also personal.” Read More »

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HECUA at 50

Carleton and HECUA: A Shared Commitment to Civic Engagement

As we celebrate HECUA’s 50 years as an organization, we are highlighting the institutions who were part of our founding, and who remain integral to our mission to this day. […] Read More »

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HECUA at 50

Honoring Augsburg as HECUA’s Inspiration

As we celebrate HECUA’s 50 years as an organization, we are highlighting the institutions who were part of our founding, and who remain integral to our mission to this day. […] Read More »

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Making Media Making Change Student Blogger Study USA

Do what you love: a goodbye

I have ambitions to write much more this summer, and keep in mind the many techniques that I learned this year in Making Media, Making Change. There is space in the world for more stories, more compassion, and more humanity. From behind my computer screen, I wish to fill that space. Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Who am I?

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Ying Moua (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for Inequality in […] Read More »

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On year later we mourn, we remember, we take action

As we mark the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, We remember, we mourn, and we invite you to take action.  White supremacy continues to thrive within […] Read More »

Environmental Sustainability Student Blogger Study USA

Keep the Joy Around You

With only one week left of the Environmental Justice program with HECUA, I’m excited to embrace summer but also know that I’ll miss my classmates and the ability to learn in such an engaging environment. I’m already dreading when fall semester will roll around and bring with it rigid classrooms, deadlines, and lectures.   Read More »

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Inequality in America Student Blogger Study USA

Restorative Care: Endings and Beginnings

“Destruction is a form of creation.” Sullivan uses this quote to describe the necessary factors that go into how nature thrives. At first glance, it seems so wrong to create destruction, why must the blueberry bush be burned after it is picked? In order to regulate and encourage healthy growth, heat needs to be applied. Without the cycling of destruction and creation, within moderation, there would be greater detriment to the world.   Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

10 Takeaways

Being is more than thinking. Pay attention to how things feel, and connect with the body. We are taught “I think, therefore I am,” but minds are not separate from bodies. “I feel, therefore I am” is more apt. Our bodies are intelligent- they hold the history of our ancestors and are constantly communicating with us. Read More »

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