SLA Students Impress Over Summer
SLA graduate Nicole London (LA '13) shakes hands with former President Bill Clinton during her summer internship at the Clinton Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the Clinton Foundation)
From the Clinton Foundation in New York, to museums in Paris, students in the School of Liberal Arts spent this past summer traveling the world and staying engaged. We asked SLA students to write a short summary of how they spent summer 2013. Here is what they said...
Community Debate Program Inspires Student
Story by Mary Sparacello
You might say that Aristotle persuaded Maggie Downes (LA '13) to become a teacher.
Downes was a sophomore at Tulane University when she took the service-learning course, Aristotle in New Orleans, and started coaching debate at an underperforming New Orleans middle school.
At first the task seemed herculean. Many of her students couldn't read at grade level and were required to join the debate club because they were failing English or language arts classes. How could she teach them to make cohesive, persuasive arguments?
School of Liberal Arts 2013 Welcome Back Events
Message from the Dean
Welcome Back Students
On August 25th, we had the pleasure of meeting the outstanding class of 2017. Coming from across the country, and even around the world, they bring with them an array of talents and interests that reflect the diversity of the School of Liberal Arts. At our open house, new freshmen and transfers, along with their parents, visited tables staffed by engaged and dedicated faculty from our sixteen departments and eighteen programs. Their questions were insightful; their enthusiasm contagious.
News from the Field: Mary Clark
Health Reform in El Salvador
After a decade of civil war and 20 years of conservative single-party rule, El Salvador's leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) won its first presidential election in 2009. What concrete difference did this make for people? How did public policy change under this New Left government? I went to El Salvador to answer this question in the area of medical care, specifically for the 70 percent of the population dependent on the services of the Ministry of Health.
Save the Date for Homecoming
October 5, 2013
Don't miss all of the homecoming activities including reunions, parties, events and then the BIG GAME on October 5th, 2013.
view the 2012 homecoming slideshow
Welcome New 2013 SLA Faculty
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