January 2016

New Goddard Partnership with Food First!

The Undergraduate Program is thrilled to announce that current Goddard students can now receive academic credit (up to 3 undergraduate credits) for ten-day Food Sovereignty Tours (FST) organized by Food First. Participants can experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand, with critical reflection and writing. The educational tours take place over ten-day […]

October 2015

A Note from Malawi

Porter Witsell (IBA ‘16) sent us this note from Malawi, where she is living this semester as part of her Goddard studies: “I am learning tailoring from a bunch of teenage boys at a center that teaches vocational skills to ‘street children’. We use old singer sewing machines with foot peddles and mostly make school […]

The Birth of “From Packets to Practice”

Two Goddard Undergraduate students, Jay Masika (IBA ’16) and Kristin Schwab (IBA ’16), have joined forces to design and co-facilitate powerful Justice & Inclusion trainings for the Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 UGP residencies. From Jay and Kristin’s description of their workshops, which they call, “From Packets to Practice: An All Community Workshop Exploring the […]

June 2015

Visiting Soul Fire Farm!

Hillary Melville‘s (IBA ’16) daughter Shante Melville, and recent alumna ​GaBrilla Ballard (IBA ’15) joined Goddard faculty members Pamela Booker and Bobby Buchanan for a work party at Soul Fire Farm in Fall 2014. Also in the photograph are farmer Jonah Vitale-Wolff and his son Emet. Alumnus Gaetano Vaccaro (IBA ’09) and his family also […]

May 2015

Students Make a Better World Through Activism

ACTIVISM & ORGANIZING Hartman Deetz (IBA ’15) spoke in March at a Solidarity event in support of US Steelworkers striking over health and safety concerns. Hartman is also a teacher at Deecolonize Academy, “a multi-generational skool 4 the people by the people,” based in Oakland, Calif. Ya-Ping Douglass (IBA ’16) was arrested in April in […]

Undergraduate Program Updates: Jobs, Teaching, Presenting

Spring ’15 updates from the Undergraduate Program about jobs, teaching, and academic offerings. Carina Antonino DiMare (BA HAS ’14) (formerly Carina Rockland) launched and now has a thriving bodywork practice in Amherst and Greenfield, Massachusetts. Carina specializes in therapeutic Swedish massage, deep tissue, Ayurvedic bodywork and massage for chronic pain, injury, illness and cancer. Making […]

Speaking Truth in the World

The following students, alumni, and faculty of the Goddard Undergraduate program shared these exciting accomplishments -being invited to speak publicly about issues close to their hearts. Melanie Goodman Dante (IBA ’03, MA HAS ’06) was an invited speaker on May 8th at Philadelphia SEXx Interactive. Melanie’s talk  was entitled, “The Romance of Erotic Labor: Intimacy […]

Graduate School Updates from Recent Alumni

It’s a treat to hear from some of our Goddard Undergraduate alumni about graduate studies they are in the midst of or recently completed. Here are some Spring ’15 updates: Jordan Bosse (IBA ‘06) sent in this exciting news from his Ph.D. program in Nursing at University of Massachusetts-Amherst: I’ve just completed my coursework and […]

More Spring ’15 News: CREATING!

News of recent creative projects by Goddard Undergraduate Students, Alumni, and Faculty. As you’ll see, lots of exciting news! This winter, Matt Hogan (IBA ’16) was artist-in-residence at Generator Makerspace in Burlington, Vermont. While at Generator Makerspace, Matt created the lighting design for portraits that he took during the recent UGP2 residency, including this stunning […]

AmeriCorps Possibilities: A Stipend While you Study

Charlotte LaVictoire (IBA ’16) accepted an AmeriCorps position focusing on literacy with a non-profit called Waite House in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Charlotte is planning to integrate this applied work with her senior study next year. She generously wrote up tips for other students who are interested in AmeriCorps, including ways a position can […]