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  • Dr. Cosgrove on Rwandan television

    Posted by Benjamin Curtis on 2/21/2014 08:04:38 PM

    While on her research trip to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this past November, Dr. Serena Cosgrove was interviewed by Rwandan television.

    Check out the interview here: http://rba.co.rw/rwanda-world-serena-casgrove

    Photo: With Modestine and Alaine in Goma!!!


    International Internship Presentation

    Posted by Paul DeWater on 2/19/2014 08:12:04 AM
    Learn more about the value of an international internship in your college experience. Two Matteo Ricci College students will share their experiences in Zambia and Nicaragua on Tuesday, March 4th from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in Pigott 100. Katy Lapinski, BAHT Class of 2014, will reflect on her experience teaching writing to students and faculty at Charles Lwanga College of Education in Zambia. Taylor Bryant, BAH Class of 2015, will share her experiences as a community development intern with Casa Verde in Nicaragua. Information will be available on how to apply for an international internship opportunity which aligns with your interests. Sponsored by the Matteo Ricci College Poverty Education Center. For more information, contact Audrey Hudgins, hudginsa@seattleu.edu

    A higher minimum wage?

    Posted by Benjamin Curtis on 2/13/2014 07:33:52 PM

    The New York Times recently featured an interesting editorial making the case for a higher minimum wage. One of the best things in the article was its interactive element that allows you to test whether you could live on the current minimum wage. Check it out:

    "The political posturing over raising the minimum wage sometimes obscures the huge and growing number of low-wage workers it would affect. An estimated 27.8 million people would earn more money under the Democratic proposal to lift the hourly minimum from $7.25 today to $10.10 by 2016. And most of them do not fit the low-wage stereotype of a teenager with a summer job. Their average age is 35; most work full time; more than one-fourth are parents; and, on average, they earn half of their families’ total income."

    Go read the rest of the article and the interactive feature.


    Jesuit Universities Engaging Poverty: Perspectives from Seattle and Managua

     On May 11th, the Poverty Education Center hosted "Jesuit Universities Engaging Poverty: Perspectives from Seattle and Managua." The event brought together students, faculty, staff, and community members to hear from Seattle University and la Universidad Centroamericana about how they were engaging poverty in their communities. 

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