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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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Study USA

An oasis in Osceola – Cari’s story

HECUA’s Environmental Sustainability class offers every enrolled student the opportunity to earn a Permaculture Design Certificate. Students in this fall’s class are completing the certification requirements at Lily Springs Farm in Osceola, Wisconsin. HECUA student Cari Monroe, an Environmental Studies major at the University of St. Thomas, shared this dispatch from Lily Springs with us […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

A poster child for bike safety – Nelson’s story

Nelson Dow, a junior at Denison University majoring in Environmental Studies, spent the fall in New Zealand, with HECUA’s New Zealand Culture and Environment: A Shared Future semester. The program, like all HECUA semester-long programs here and abroad, includes a significant internship component. Nelson spent his time as an intern promoting recreational and commuter cycling, working […] Read More »

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Study USA

A semester in Making Media, Making Change – Tom’s story

Making Media, Making Change Spring 2014 student Tom Hackbarth created this short video during his internship at community television network SPNN‘s Access Center. Tom began the program with relatively little production experience, and he emerged with the technical skills that allowed for the sophisticated production of this video. The video speaks for itself! If you click […] Read More »

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Study USA

Voices for Racial Justice and #pointergate – Taylor’s Story

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student Taylor Day is enrolled in HECUA’s Inequality in America program this semester. Her internship placement site is the powerful advocacy and training group Voices for Racial Justice (formerly the Organizing Apprenticeship Project). In the post below, Taylor describes how her work at Voices for Racial Justice affected her […] Read More »

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Student Blogger

A broader view of the possible – Jordyn’s story

In addition to our well-known 16 credit semester long programs in the US and abroad, HECUA offers two tightly focused eight credit classes in Minnesota: Agriculture and Justice and Making Media, Making Change (MMMC). This is the second year for MMMC, offered in partnership with neighborhood access network SPNN. Students enrolled in the program explore […] Read More »

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Study Abroad

Bringing in the harvest – Cat’s Story

Catherine "Cat" Braza is HECUA's student blogger for the Fall Semester of our Sustainable Food, Agriculture and Justice program. Cat is a junior at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. She's majoring in Environmental Science, with a double minor in Music and Studio Art. Read More »

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