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. Watch Hartman’s rousing talk here. 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) […]

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 […]

Spring ’15 Graduate School Acceptances!

It’s that time of year when our Goddard Undergaduate (UGP) students and alumni share news of graduate school acceptances and completions. Hearty congratulations to all of you, including GaBrilla Ballard (IBA’15) for getting a full scholarship to the Smith College School of Social Work’s MSW Program. GaBrilla starts her graduate studies this summer. Marjorie Hunt […]

Student Nikhil Goyal speaks in Denmark

Goddard Undergraduate Program student Nikhil Goyal was an invited presenter at the 2015 LEGO Ideas Conference held in Denmark this April. Nikhil’s talk, “What We Do to Children,” covers the history of progressive and alternative education and how we can best support childrens’ learning. Nikhil advocates for truly democratic schools. At the age of 19, […]

April 2015

Alum Flies High in Adventure Education

Justin Moynihan (IBA ’13) sent in news of his job as the Adventure Education Coordinator at Cal Poly Pomona. If you know Justin, you know what a perfect fit this job is for him. As one of Justin’s advisors at Goddard, I know. I witnessed Justin’s profound experiences as a mountain climber and his in-depth, […]

March 2015

Anti-Fracking Alternative Spring Break

Goddard’s Undergraduate Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor the Shalefield Justice Spring Break from March 6-13, 2015. The seven-day training is being held in the Marcellus shalefields of eastern Pennsylvania. Undergraduate Student Myrto Schwab was selected by faculty to represent Goddard at the Shalefield Justice Spring Break. Myrto has been working with other Vermonters to […]