Author Archives: John Fracchia

Being Black In America: ‘We Have A Place In This World Too’

Being Black In America: 'We Have A Place In This World Too'

In the wake of the death of George Floyd protest continue across the United States as communities work to end systemic racism.  In this article from NPR, black Americans describe their fear, anger and weariness about tragic killings that are …

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Top 10 Jobs in the LGBTQ Community

Top 10 Jobs in the LGBTQ Community

Here are some some top jobs in the LGBTQ Community recommended by The Balance Careers.  The site delves into careers that may be a good fit for community members or allies who have a passion for LGBTQ issues.  Read the …

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A Career Road Map for First-Generation Professionals

A Career Road Map for First-Generation Professionals

Much like when they started as first-generation college students, often these same graduates are the first in their family to hold what are sometimes termed, “professional” careers.  This article by U.S. News and World Report offers a road map and …

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS

CAREER DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS

The National Association of Colleges and Employers in their 2016 journal identified several key career development needs of first-generation college students.  While first-gen students have many needs throughout their collegiate years, the article notes that the first 6 months are …

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What can I do with a theology and religious studies degree?

What can I do with a theology and religious studies degree?

Theology and religious studies allow people to explore how religious beliefs and practices shape our world, and most people tend to think that those studying these subjects are preparing themselves for ministry.  While that may be true, there are many …

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How Black Lives Matter Began: Meet the Women Whose Hashtag Turned Into a Global Movement

How Black Lives Matter Began: Meet the Women Whose Hashtag Turned Into a Global Movement

It started with a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman the man who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin and in the subsequent aftermath and shocked public reaction, a hashtag turned into a global movement.  This story from E! Online …

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Black Lives Matter Is Winning

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In this opinion piece from the New York Times, columnist , discusses how the tide is turning on the issue of racial justice and the significant impact that the Black Lives Matter movement is having.  Read the article

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Sociologists Examine The Secret To Asian Americans’ Success

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In this CNN article, sociologists Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou examine the factors that fuel the achievements of some Asian American groups.  Their book, Asian American Achievement Paradox, based on a survey and 140 in-depth interviews of the adult children …

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Five Ways to Make College Work as a Non-Traditional Student

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Bachelorstudies.com offers this article on ways that college students can utilize the skills and experiences they’ve acquired outside of school in order to stand out and prosper in higher education.  Read the article.

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A College Guide for Nontraditional Students

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Nontraditional college students frequently have multiple priorities (family, work, etc) that they must balance with their academic responsibilities.  This article form U.S. News & World Report, through the eyes of students in this community, highlights the challenges they face and …

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