Category: Blogs

Improving Patient Care and Safety during COVID-19: A Note from Patrice Callagy

Prepared for Disaster: How Drive-Though Treatment Garages Improved Emergency Care As the Executive Director of Stanford Health Care (SHC) Emergency Services, I’ve been immersed in making sure SHC continues to provide best-in-class healthcare, preserve public confidence in us,… Read More

Tips for Online and Remote Learning

Online or distance learning requires heightened time management because of its rigorous and individual nature. Remote learning may also lead to student apathy, which makes it difficult to keep up with work. It’s not easy to stay focused… Read More

From Manila to the San Francisco Bay Area: An International Student’s Dream

Even at the age of 15, I already knew I wanted to work at the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. I come from a politically active family, and I’ve seen the impact of my family’s… Read More

Dr. Stephanie Demaree Named NASA Solar System Ambassador

Dr. Stephanie Demaree, who heads the Liberal Studies program at Notre Dame de Namur University, was recently named a Solar System Ambassador by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Solar System Ambassadors are highly trained volunteers who… Read More

Braving The Bohemian: Editing a College Literary/Arts Magazine

When I started working on Notre Dame de Namur University’s art and literary magazine, The Bohemian, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My advisor, Professor Vince Fitzgerald, recommended that I give it a shot,… Read More

From Pickle Sandwiches to Open Mics: Confessions of a Commuter Student

When I first started at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), I was not particularly interested in the traditional college experience. I’ve never liked being in crowds. I wanted a small and personal environment, and I didn’t want… Read More

Finding My Calling at Notre Dame de Namur University

Ever since I was twelve years old, I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I was positive I wanted to go to college and become a psychologist. I’m not sure what instilled in… Read More

Working Smart and Working Hard:
The Life of a College Student with a Job

In the movies, college is all football games and huge parties with lots of red Solo cups full of free beer. But in real life, college can be stressful, crammed with grades, professors, roommates, and the weight of… Read More

An Executive Director’s Career Path: MPA Graduate Judith Guerrero

When she was 11, Judith Guerrero emigrated with her mother from Mexico. Judith grew up in the town of Half Moon Bay, on the California Coast. “When I first got to the United States, not speaking English, and… Read More

Speaking Out as a Woman of Color

Trump’s recent tweets suggesting that women of color in the U.S. Congress should “go back to where they came from” have made me think about how many ways we can be silenced—by perpetuating racist tropes, by insinuating a… Read More