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• communication and journalism,
• preparing students for great careers;
• social justice and how to make a difference with your life; and
• technology--how to be cutting edge in a competitive field.

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Announcement: Next year’s Spring Break can hold memories for a lifetime

March 17 0 Comments

Announcement: Next year’s Spring Break can hold memories for a lifetime

ECG 200 AND ECG 300 Guatemala: Faces of Justice (includes spring break short-term study abroad). On spring break in March 2012 you as a sophomore could go to beautiful San Lucas Mission to meet, work alongside, and learn from the Mayan people of Guatemala.

An Education of the Heart in ECG 100

April 19 0 Comments

An Education of the Heart in ECG 100

The fall ECG 100 class staged the Unaccompanied Minors simulation, Refugees Seeking Safety, for the third time at the 10th anniversary of Cabrini’s partnership with CRS. This is a good time to reflect on the extraordinary experience this has been for both the students and for me. Refugees Seeking Safety began as a topic of study […]

Are we becoming a Third-World country?

July 08 0 Comments

Are we becoming a Third-World country?

Whenever Sue reports to me a maintenance problem around the house that I can’t diagnose and fix on the spot, I usually deny the problem exists in order to buy time to figure it out. Over the 4th of July I was in NYC and Sue stayed home. We had a storm down here that […]

The sad case of Somaly Mam

May 31 0 Comments

  #114961781 / gettyimages.com The sad story of Somaly Mam admitting she stretched the truth and even fabricated her own story with regard to sex trafficking. She had become an icon of the battle against sex trafficking, gaining support from Nick Kristof and Sheryl Sandberg. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/world/asia/anti-trafficking-activist-quits-amid-charges-stories-were-fabricated.html Particularly provocative are the points made at the end […]

Lobbying: What are the skills students develop by lobbying?

May 03 0 Comments

Lobbying: What are the skills students develop by lobbying?

What to put on your resume for your advocacy experience

Sticky: Internships are moving to a new site

April 27 0 Comments

Sticky: Internships are moving to a new site

For several years I have been posting internships and jobs that came my way to this site. From now on, these career opportunities will be posted on a new site CabriniCom.com, under three headings – Internships, Scholarships, and For Recent Alumni. As always, the most comprehensive listing is at the Center for Career and Professional Development. […]

Cabrini students head out to Occupy Philly and Wall Street

October 17 0 Comments

Felicia Melvin was the first. She made a great video. Then the Wolf went into Philly on Wednesday. Cabrini Convergence went to Philly and DC on the weekend. Kelsey, Danielle, and Roxanne headed up to NYC. “ ON OUR WAY TO NEW YORK! Excited to see the MSCs and #OccupyWallStreet! @kelsey_kastrava @DanielleAlio Prayers much appreciated! […]

Steve Jobs, Henry Ford: how they changed the world

August 25 0 Comments

Steve Jobs, Henry Ford: how they changed the world

Henry Ford was not alone in the auto industry, but who thinks of Studebaker, Rudolf Diesel, or Ransom Olds?

I decided to enter Nick Kristof’s Win-a-Trip contest

February 23 2 Comments

With the provocative title, “Now Grandma Can Win a Trip Too,” Nick Kristof opened up his contest to people over 60. One young person and one old person can report with him in developing countries. Here’s my entry.

Reflection after a 2-day faculty trip

August 29 1 Comment

Reflection after a 2-day faculty trip

For two days in August a third of the Cabrini faculty travelled to Baltimore and Washington to deepen our knowledge of social justice and Catholic Social Teaching. Each of us wrote a reflection after the trip.

Some good iPhone apps

December 18 0 Comments

In addition to Evernote (noted below), some new iPhone apps I’ve found interesting/helpful: -Dragon Dictation. Free speech recognition software! It immediately transcribes what you say to it. You can then email the transcription to someone. I’ve tested it and it’s reasonably accurate. It’s made by the company that makes the best speech-to-text application for computers: […]

Evernote: your memory everywhere, all the time

November 28 0 Comments

Evernote: your memory everywhere, all the time

I have come to rely on Evernote, the most handy, flexible, ubiquitous note-keeping site around. It describes itself this way: “Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use. For free.” Evernote is free. However, because I find it so […]