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When White Wokeness Comes at the Expense of People of Color

HECUA programs offer students a chance to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and we’d like to share a piece of that experience with you. This semester, students in our Inequality in America, Art for Social Change, and Making Media, Making Change programs are writing a series of blog posts on a topic of […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

Buses, female empowerment, and guinea pigs: internships in Quito

When I arrive at the farm, I change into my work clothes and put on my big green rubber boots. I’m usually freezing in the morning, so I bundle up with a long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, and rain jacket. The day starts and I help out with whatever needs to be done on the farm; usually this involves planting, weeding, feeding the cuy (guinea pigs) and chickens, and preparing produce to be sold. Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

Optional Student Services Fees Harm Students’ Mental Health

Admitting you have a problem is hard. Asking for help is harder. Figuring out where to find that help is even more challenging. When it comes to mental health, it comes as no surprise that university students experience intense levels of stress and subsequent mental health issues like depression and anxiety Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

A New Normal: Megan’s story

HECUA programs offer students a chance to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and we’d like to share a piece of that experience with you. This semester, students in our Inequality in America, Art for Social Change, and Making Media, Making Change programs are writing a series of blog posts on a topic of […] Read More »

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HECUA classrooms

An Open Letter from HECUA student Ashton

HECUA programs offer students a chance to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and we’d like to share a piece of that experience with you. This semester, students in our Inequality in America, Art for Social Change, and Making Media, Making Change programs are writing a series of blog posts on a topic of […] Read More »

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Behind the Scenes

HECUA career board – May 3, 2017

Check here on Wednesdays for a list of jobs that we think might interest our alumni. In the past, this list has existed as a weekly tweetstorm (we tweet @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 submit […] Read More »

Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Johnnay Leenay

That curated video installation at the Bell Museum foreshadows Johnnay’s professional moves post-graduation. She’s now a Diversity in the Arts Curatorial Fellow at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), in downtown St. Paul. Her grant-funded position is a first for the young museum, and Johnnay is making the most of her time there. She splits her time between educational and public programming, assisting with public program logistics, planning, and artist coordination, as well as facilitation of one of the M’s traveling exhibits. Read More »

Partnerships for Change

In celebration of HECUA co-founder, Don Irish.

HECUA co-founder Don Irish passed away April 14th of this year, at 97 years of age. He was a powerful advocate for peace and justice until the end of his life, and his influence on HECUA is felt to this day. You can read Dr. Irish’s full obituary here, but we’d like to offer a glimpse […] Read More »

Study Abroad

Kaia visits Mount Ngauruhoe.

Kaia Desai Fihn will be HECUA’s student blogger for the New Zealand program this spring semester. Kaia is a junior majoring in History and minoring in Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. You can read Kaia’s previous post here. Week 4: Mordor It was a long journey to our next destination—Tongariro […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

Spring Break in Zagreb with student blogger Molly Dubois

So yes, my chapter of rolling hills, walking Strand Road, talking and working with extraordinary ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds, watching Netflix in bed with my flatmates while eating Zora’s Takeout, visiting the sea, castles, and historic spaces, reading Jonathan Swift on the train, enjoying a quality Guinness, and really looking in on myself and my country from a different perspective is coming to an end. Read More »

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