Category Archive: Cool Charities

Dec 03

Where the rubber meets the road

Jessica Tedford

It’s easy sometimes to fixate on the dollars and percentages and forget that, at the end of the day, those dollars translate to constructive action and to doing good things. This morning our SECC chair was at the Council of Deans, and the president of the Student Government Association, medical student Jessica Tedford, spoke about student volunteerism. She …

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Nov 18

Help for Typhoon Haiyan recovery

Dean Watson has had a number of people ask her if the SECC could be used as a way to support recovery in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan, which affected 9.5 million people and displaced more than 600,000. The answer is “You bet.” Remember that recovery from a disaster like this is a marathon as much …

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Oct 31

Soggy start to campaign doesn’t dampen enthusiasm

SECC agency fair

OK, so it rained. A bunch. Mostly during the agency fair and kickoff. There was popcorn to spare, Halloween sugar cookies by the bucketload. But do you know what was totally awesome? Even in the middle of the torrential downpour, almost every agency came. Monica Olson’s great launch video was ready. And people attended and engaged. Not hordes, …

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