Archive for October, 2013

Experiencing the “Real World” through Alternative Break Immersion

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

Social Justice and Community Development student Jackie Arnason shares her ABI experience. Applications are due November 4th.



Prison population growing due to inability to post bond

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke explores the economic, practical, and social justice implications of our “medieval court system,” particularly Cook County’s bond court.



Remembering LOSPES

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

Dr. David Schweickart, Professor of Philosophy, reflects on the creation and work of LOSPES – the Loyola Organization in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.



Amtrak Stations Pose “Major Barriers” for People with Disabilities

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

In recognition of the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Disability Rights Network [...]



Report alleges that low fast food wages cost US $3.8 billion per year

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

National Employment Law Project report says McDonald’s alone costs taxpayers $1.2 billion in public assistance annually.



Lakeview Neighbors Object to Continued Presence of Broadway Youth Center

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

Complaints by neighbors make BYC’s future uncertain as it fights for a special-use permit to remain in its current home.



Downtown Prosperity, Neighborhood Neglect: Chicago’s Black and Latino Workers Left Behind

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

A new report from the Grassroots Collaborative highlights the effect of city priorities on racial inequality.



What’s so bad about the Affordable Care Act?

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

James Stancliffe shares his thoughts on the government shutdown and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.



The Plight of Adjunct Faculty at US Colleges and Universities

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 1 Comment

The tragic death of an 83-year-old adjunct professor at Duquesne University highlights the financial difficulties caused by low adjunct salaries at universities nationwide.