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Departments and Student Organizations Partner to Promote Sustainability

December 19, 2012
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Hydration stations are water fountains designed to eliminate the use of bottled water by accommodating reusable water containers. Since phasing out bottled water in March 2012, 42 hydration stations have been installed across the college and more are on the way (list of locations). The stations not only save valuable resources and money, they also…

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Work of 1000 Screening and Talk

December 19, 2012
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The Nashua River was once one of the ten most-polluted rivers in America. “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000,” the award-winning documentary by local filmmakers Susan Edwards and Dorie Clark, tells the inspiring story of how Stoddart, a self-described ordinary woman in Groton, Massachusetts, was able to accomplish the extraordinary in mobilizing the cleanup of…

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Courses Connect with St. Francis House

December 19, 2012
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This semester, 65 students in service learning courses served at St. Francis House, a nearby organization that supports people experiencing homelessness. Students in Claudia Castañeda’s Power and Privilege course and Yasser Munif’s Global Protest: Tahrir Square to Occupy course contributed nearly 800 hours of service over the semester. St. Francis House strives to meet all…

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Documentary for Social Action Students Partner with Haley House

November 2, 2012
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Members of the Transitional Employment Program Photo by Meg Lindberg

Documentary for Social Action is a hands-on learning course taught by award-winning independent filmmaker Bob Nesson. Students work with nonprofits to produce documentary videos used for educational and fundraising purposes. At the beginning of the semester, potential clients pitch their projects to the class and students select which projects to produce. This semester, 37 local…

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