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Meet Grace Girardot

Meet Grace Girardot

 

Grace Girardot is a current student in the MA in Social Justice program. When she is not busy working in Water Tower Campus Ministry as a Grad Assistant or doing her school work, you can find her doing yoga, cooking, being outside, attempting to play piano or guitar, knitting and trolling used book and record […]

IPS Students Uniting Against Lead Epidemic

IPS Students Uniting Against Lead Epidemic

IPS students are uniting to create change for a health issue that is affecting millions of families and children across the country and they are asking you to support the mission too. Among them is Emily Benfer (IPS social justice certificate student, clinical professor of law, and the director of the Health Justice Project) who wrote […]

IPS alum, James Mastaler, published in New Theology Review: A Catholic Journal of Theology

James Mastaler, a PhD candidate here at Loyola University Chicago and a graduate of the MA in Social Justice program, recently submitted an article to the Catholic Theological Union’s request for proposals to a special edition on “Ecology & Religion” in New Theology Review:  A Catholic Journal of Theology and Ministry. The article was accepted and […]

Teaching and Learning: Field Education and the Business of Curiosity

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their […]

Teaching and Learning: “I’m an Over-Achieving Perfectionist”

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their […]

Teaching and Learning: Discussing Poetry at the Crack of Dawn

Teaching and Learning: Discussing Poetry at the Crack of Dawn

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their […]

Teaching and Learning: Not a Parrot in a Cage

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their […]

Teaching and Learning: The Importance of Studying and Reflecting on Pedagogy

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their […]

IPS students present their research in San Diego!

IPS students present their research in San Diego!

This past week I accompanied 9 of our students from the MA in Social Justice and Community Development program as we attended the 10th Annual Action Research Conference at the University of San Diego. Our students were asked to come and present their research that they completed during their spring Applied Research course. This course […]

Challenged and Changed: IPS Student Erin Kane Reflects on Kenya Trip

Challenged and Changed: IPS Student Erin Kane Reflects on Kenya Trip

Erin Kane in front of an Elephant Orphanage in Kenya.

Public health, poverty, housing equality and women’s empowerment—the needs of the world are great. That’s why for Erin Kane, it was difficult to decide where to focus her career. But her study abroad experience in Kenya through Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies gave her the […]