2 Years Later: #SAgrad Student Affairs Stories From The Boston Marathon

It’s been two years to the day since the bomb went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  As I reflect on the events of this day, I wanted to re-share the stories of the graduate students who were in the practicum course I was teaching at the time.  They all represent different perspectives on the tragedy and how these new professionals worked through it while also helping others.  Many are stories of people who temporarily set aside their own healing to help others. Working in student affairs and higher… Read More

Reflections from Beantown: Helping the Helpers

I was lucky enough to be in Texas and not back home in Boston during the explosions at the Boston Marathon, but of course my thoughts were immediately with my students, friends and family in the area.  I also had the firsthand experience of having my cell phone pinged with texts and messages from those making sure I was ok… and the experience of trolling Facebook and Twitter to make sure those that I knew who might be close to the explosions had posted that they were safe.  One of my students… Read More