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Carrie Cleveland

Non-Traditional but Together

by Carrie Cleveland
Yesterday someone told me I was invisible.

My first thought was that the word invisible was the best adjective to describe me as a member of this campus community. My second thought was just how sad that would have made me feel a year ago, before I helped form a network of people like me…

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UMBC, BreakingGround Featured in New Publications

by Craig Berger
Two new publications are shining a light on the theory, history and cultural practices encompassed in BreakingGround, and exploring its significance for higher education and democratic renewal. The Winter 2015 issue of Diversity and Democracy, showcases promising approaches to advancing publicly engaged scholarship. UMBC and BreakingGround are featured in two articles…

new roots

Putting Down New Roots

by Rosa Rada
This past summer I had a full-time AmeriCorps position at the International Rescue Committee: a non-profit that resettles refugees and provides humanitarian relief. I worked at the Baltimore office for their New Roots program where I focused on helping refugees learn about and gain access to healthy nutrition and gardening. This was the summer where I reached clarity: I found something worth living for…


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