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November 23, 2016

Self-Reflection and Dialogue

Many of us will be spending the long weekend with loved ones—both biological and chosen.  A time for sharing and holding space with family and friends is much-needed—not only because you have all been working so hard this quarter—but also because the current political climate has been difficult to bear (to say the least). This…


January 11, 2016

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

In many ways, academia can socialize us to remain cerebral about issues of race, difference and equity, rather than providing us with concrete tools to shift into action for social change. Sometimes we think societal oppressions like racism, transphobia, and ableism are not about us, so we turn our attentions elsewhere. Other times, they are…


November 25, 2015

On and Beyond Gratitude

As the time for much-needed breaks and celebrations approaches, Core Programs encourages you to think expansively about honoring yourself and the familial (biological and chosen), collegial, professional, and community-based relationships that support your continued success in graduate school. You can start out with the following reflections: How do you want to show up for someone?…