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    • 53% first-generation college students
    • 1,019 transfer students (fall 2013)
    • 15% graduate students

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Danielle Christenson has been accepted to present her research at the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), held at Harvard University.

Mentored by Dr. Richard Wright, the criminal justice major’s study looked at bias in media coverage of homicides. The research was funded by an Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research summer 2013 grant.

Native Awareness

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The university hosted the annual National Native American Heritage Month Powwow. The event brought hundreds to campus to participate in a ceremony of drumming and dance that is central to the Native American experience.

“They dance for healing, for themselves, for their family. They dance for their creator. They dance for a number of different reasons,” said Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson, English professor and one of the organizers of the event.

As for the drumming that marks the powwow, she added, “That’s the heartbeat, the beat of Mother Earth.”

Cold, Hard Lessons

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Students once again took to the great outdoors to call attention to the problem of homelessness.

Bearing the brunt of a long, cold week, sleeping in tents and eating from a mock soup kitchen, the students learned firsthand how difficult life on the streets can be. While living outside, they still attended classes and did their homework, only without the aid of electronics. Meanwhile, each day brought a speaker to address issues affecting the homeless.

Hear from some of the participants in the video below. 

Nelson Mandela Service

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As world leaders gather in Soweto today to memorialize Nelson Mandela and his many commitments to racial harmony, social justice, human rights and peace, the Bridgewater State University Community will gather at 12:30 p.m. in Boyden Hall's Horace Mann Auditorium to honor his life and legacy. As part of the program, the audience will view a short video tribute to his life and hear from several prominent South African members of the campus community. The public is invited to attend.

Training the Trainer

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The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University will hold a conference entitled "Training the Trainer, Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention," on Thursday, Dec. 12. MARC director and founder, Dr. Elizabeth K. Englander, will present the professional development program designed for K-12 faculty and staff in the Rondileau Campus Center at BSU from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $150 per person and includes lunch and take-away materials. For more information, call 508.531.1784 or visit www.MARCcenter.org.

Safe Bet

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It’s always a safe bet for any student to partake of the full slate of offerings during his or her college years. For one alumna, her time at Bridgewater allowed her to develop a host of skills, in and out of the classroom, that helped her career, making her today one of the leading players in guiding casino gaming in Massachusetts.

“What really helped me is the discipline that comes with being a student-athlete,” said Gayle Cameron, ’78, one of the state’s gaming commissioners, a panel charged with awarding three gaming licenses.

Gathering Spot

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Want to keep up with Bridgewater State University on the social sphere? University News has unveiled an updated, user-friendly social media mash-up page for both external and internal audiences, including prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty and staff. The new social media mash-up centralizes active accounts from across campus.

High Achievers

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In school, as in life, it pays to shoot for the moon.

For Jeremy Foote, ’14, that moon happens to be a little farther away than the one you think of first. His is one of the moons in a ring around Saturn. And getting a NASA space grant to study one of those rings this semester, has been like playing in the big leagues.

“For me, NASA is the NFL or the MLB of the scientific community, and what person would not want that chance,” said the BSU senior.

Building a Nation

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Akec Khoc Aciew, ambassador to the United States from the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, visited campus and told the audience assembled in the Rondileau Campus Center about his people’s long road to freedom. “My country, in its efforts to achieve independence, suffered many hardships but there is euphoria today among the people of South Sudan who finally enjoy freedom and democracy,” he said.

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