Category Archives: Campus Ecology Journals

A comprehensive project for Professor Jim Farrell’s interdisciplinary Campus Ecology Course, the posts in this category reflect the learning outcomes of a class that showcases alternative assessments and constant student input. I will be co-teaching this course in the Spring of 2013. The experience of Campus Ecology has given me an invaluable tool set as I navigate the arenas of sustainability education, systems thinking, and potential future careers.

Will We Listen This Time?

After years of heated argument and millions spent to convince the American public that the melting of ice, loss of native species, and increasing number of degrees hit by red mercury in thermometers across the globe, we have finally reached … Continue reading

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Politics of the Everyday

Late last week I sat in a gym, the stale scent of sweaty skin fading as the lights dimmed and hundreds of audience members folded into metal chairs fell silent. A man walked up to a podium surrounded by flowers, … Continue reading

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Micromanaging Mothers

The Screen for “Baby Connect” taken from the New York Times Article “Devoting Attention to a Child and a Phone, All at Once” My electronic calender is open on my computer screen. Every glance toward its multi colored blocks of … Continue reading

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The View from the Top

There is a man on screen standing behind a toothy grinned boy with unruly hair and a bright orange dreamsicle dripping between his fingers. The man puts his hands on the boy’s bony shoulders, stares straight into the camera, and … Continue reading

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Overturning the Everyday

For the past two days I have been sidelined. Sipping pedialyte from a light blue carton as I lie on a sagging futon in the living room of my college honor house, the experience of being sick away from my … Continue reading

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The Art of Play

In William McDonough’s revealing article titled “A Boat for Thoreau,” the relationship of the earth to man is pondered across ten pages in dozens of different ways. I could go through each of his arguments and points, all of which … Continue reading

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The Sex Talk

As we discussed sex in small groups with blushed cheeks and darting eyes on Wednesday in Campus Ecology, the conversation shifted to the infamous “sex talk.” When do you have it? How do you teach your kids to be open … Continue reading

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