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  • Undergrad research shows understanding trauma key to developing better solutions for those seeking asylum

    Undergrad research shows understanding trauma key to developing better solutions for those seeking asylum

    Undergrad research shows understanding trauma key to developing better solutions for those seeking asylum May 5, 2023 This May, 43 graduating seniors will complete capstone projects addressing topics connecting their field of study to questions of justice––food insecurity, mental illness, sustainability, and more. These students are a part of the center’s two minors: the Poverty Studies…


  • What would an economy of celebration look like in the US today?

    What would an economy of celebration look like in the US today?

    What would an economy of celebration look like in the US today? May 5, 2023 Adam Gustine and José Humphreys had each been thinking about communities for a while. What makes them flourish? What prevents their flourishing? Both had written about the relationship between churches and the communities of which they’re a part when they…


  • Visiting practitioner fellow engages faculty, staff, and students around global human rights advocacy

    Visiting practitioner fellow engages faculty, staff, and students around global human rights advocacy

    Visiting practitioner fellow engages faculty, staff, and students around global human rights advocacy April 12, 2023 Monalisa, an Indian human rights attorney and expert on global human trafficking joined the Center for Social Concerns and the Higgins Labor Program in March as a weeklong practitioner in residence. But this was a bit of a homecoming.…


  • Research and vocations align in Washington, D.C. immersion courses

    Research and vocations align in Washington, D.C. immersion courses

    Research and vocations align in Washington, D.C. immersion courses April 5, 2023 How could things be better? This broad question is at the heart of three policy-based courses at the Center for Social Concerns that spent their spring break in Washington, DC. The courses each focus on a particular topic––education, healthcare, and the environment––while asking…


  • Rewired for a just society: 2023 conference keynote urges shift to nonviolence

    Rewired for a just society: 2023 conference keynote urges shift to nonviolence

    Rewired for a just society: 2023 conference keynote urges shift to nonviolence April 5, 2023 In the years following September 2001, Marie Dennis tried to demonstrate in her work with Pax Christi that violence and war were not an appropriate response to the 9/11 attacks. In the process of doing so, she began to realize…


  • Called to the common good?

    Called to the common good?

    Called to the common good? March 19, 2023 Vocations without the virtues will lack substance. Virtues without vocations will seem arbitrary.—Stanley Hauerwas, 2023 The Center for Social Concerns is launching a new 3-year initiative to study and pilot best practices for cultivating a lifelong commitment to the common good among college-aged students. The project begins with…


  • Keona Lewis brings ballet, Buddhist meditation, and hope to academic DEI initiatives

    Keona Lewis brings ballet, Buddhist meditation, and hope to academic DEI initiatives

    Keona Lewis brings ballet, Buddhist meditation, and hope to academic DEI initiatives March 17, 2023 When Keona Lewis was in high school, she toured with an African ballet company in a ballet titled Crucifixion. It told the story of the Soweto Uprising, a riot led by black school children in South Africa opposing the use of…


  • Pokagon Art Collection opens with celebration and collaboration

    Pokagon Art Collection opens with celebration and collaboration

    Pokagon Art Collection opens with celebration and collaboration March 16, 2023 Family and friends from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, faculty, staff, students, and local community members filled the coffeehouse to celebrate the opening of the Pokagon Art Collection on February 23, a part of the center’s Arts of Dignity series. Like other events and initiatives in…


  • Resonance: A Virtual Alumni Conversation

    Resonance: A Virtual Alumni Conversation

    Resonance: A Virtual Alumni Conversation By: Mary Ellen Woods ’80 February 27, 2023 I have found that perspective–time and distance–offer special lenses that inform. We can look back in time and see how our experiences have evolved and how we understand those experiences given our present circumstances. In that light, I convened a virtual conversation…


  • NDBridge students frame summer immersions with research questions

    NDBridge students frame summer immersions with research questions

    NDBridge students frame summer immersions with research questions February 7, 2023 Over mugs of chai and cookies, the roughly 120 students who make up the inaugural NDBridge cohort met for the first time at the end of January in the center’s coffee house. The students, all current freshmen, will travel together to 30 sites across…


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