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Fall 2012

Two Professors Receive Innovation Grants for Fall 2012 Semester

December 19, 2012
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Claudia Castañeda and Tamera Marko

The Office of Service Learning and Community Action supports community-based creative projects through Service Learning Innovation Grants. Innovation grants are intended to enrich the liberal arts experience for students and to help Emerson share resources with and learn from local communities in the spirit of collaboration. Two professors received grants for course projects this semester.…

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Students Premiere Haley House Documentary

December 19, 2012
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Re-enter: My New Community

Four seniors enrolled in VM 420 Documentary for Social Action, a service learning course in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, partnered with Haley House this fall to produce a documentary about their Transitional Employment Program (TEP).Haley House is a bakery café in Roxbury that offers pathways to a new life after incarceration. The film…

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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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Work of 1000 Screening

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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Alternative Spring Break Program Gains Momentum

December 19, 2012
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Alternative Spring Break Group in New Mexico (2012)

All spring breaks are not created equal. Each year since 2001, groups of Emerson College students have decided to spend their break serving communities around Boston and across the country through the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. This year, application records were shattered when the ASB leadership team gathered to review over 100 applications for…

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Courses Connect with St. Francis House

December 19, 2012
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Students prepare a meal at St. Franics House

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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