ACCU recently released the winter edition of Update, our quarterly newsletter. Read Update in full here. Peace and Justice highlights include:
Justice Dept. Grants Help Combat Injustice: Nine ACCU member institutions have received a boost to their efforts to combat violence against women with grants from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women. Among the recipients of grants to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus are Saint Leo University, Benedictine University (IL), Mercy College of Health Sciences, Loyola University Maryland, Siena Heights University, Saint Anselm College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
Alverno Athletes Take Charity Title: Student athletes at Alverno College collected 13,235 items and donations for “Cans Across the Conference,” an annual food drive, marking the seventh straight year Alverno has collected the most items in the competition.
College of St. Joseph Students Serve Community: Students at the College of St. Joseph are working on a large-scale service project that involves the renovation of three apartments used by the county’s POISE (Parenting on our Own In a Safe Environment) program for pregnant and parenting youth ages 16-22, who are currently or will soon be homeless.
La Roche Explores Designing with Purpose: La Roche College’s Interior Design Advisory Board hosted a presentation on “Inspiring Lives with Design: Influencing Interiors through Purpose.” The presentation, given by Lisa Robison, founder of the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity, focused on bringing inspirational design to those experiencing poverty and homelessness.
Marquette and USD Earn Civic Engagement Awards: Marquette University and University of San Diego were chosen among five institutions nationally to receive the 2016 Washington Center Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards.
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