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Celebrating Appalachia

Too many times when the term “Appalachia” is used, a negative, almost sympathetic thought, is conjured up. At the Appalachian Institute, while we recognize challenges that need to be addressed such as health care, environmental exploitation, generational poverty, and access to quality rural education, we also stand firm in our belief that this region is one to be celebrated, even bragged about.

Students from Loyola University Maryland Reflect on Immigration Reform

On February 26, we were privileged to use our knowledge of comprehensive immigration reform to advocate with students from other Jesuit universities through the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Advocating was a new experience for many of us, and it was certainly rewarding to directly engage in the political process after studying an issue we are all incredibly passionate about.