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What I learned from Anthony Bourdain

| Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Anthony Bourdain, the acclaimed chef, author and travel documentarian, was a hero of mine for as long as I can remember. His shows “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown” were staples in my home. On these programs, he would travel the world, both unknown corners and popular cities, and explore read more

The road not taken

| Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I’ve come to realize that I spend a fairly significant fraction of my waking hours walking — to and from class, the dining hall, the library, etc. I have also realized that it’s easy to fall into a rut when treading the familiar path between my dorm and those read more

Encountering our neighbor

| Monday, March 25, 2019

This May, the Folk Choir will make a three-week pilgrimage to six Holy Cross mission sites throughout Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. During this trip, the choir will encounter and walk with the people there, striving to discover and learn from the spiritual and cultural wisdom of these communities. Our read more

Recommit to courtesy

| Monday, March 25, 2019

“Señora! señora! Por favor, siéntese aquí!” (English: “Ma’am! ma’am! Please sit here!”) The words broke through my daydream on a full — yet otherwise unremarkable — Madrid Metro train. I watched one concerned woman, who I’d guess was about 60 or 65, spring into action as she rose urgently read more

The legging problem

| Monday, March 25, 2019

I’ve thought about writing this letter for a long time. I waited, hoping that fashions would change and such a letter would be unnecessary — but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I’m not trying to insult anyone or infringe upon anyone’s rights. I’m just a Catholic mother of read more

Dear graduate students

| Monday, March 25, 2019

If you follow any graduate school network, or even education news in general, then you’ve probably seen the headlines. In 2018, a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Texas revealed that graduate students are over six times more likely to experience moderate to severe depression and anxiety read more