Cortina Interview Project ||On Self-Reflection & Other-Centeredness

Roc O'Connor speaks on Self-Reflection & Other-Centeredness in Jesuit Higher Education.

Humans of Cortina, Justice

What Cortina Was To Me: Galvanizing

The Cortina experience gave me a very real and human perspective on some of the most pressing social justice issues facing our world today. Most notably, my experience focused heavily on immigration. Through a half-week service trip and weekly volunteering at Pixan Ixim in south Omaha, I was presented with a salient example of the… Continue reading What Cortina Was To Me: Galvanizing


THINK: Emotion in Education

"If the communicative body is about the sharing of others’ embodied experience in their pleasure and happiness as well as their unease or suffering, emotion is absolutely fundamental to its functioning as embodied subject. So we need to find a way of better understanding emotion in human embodiment, and most particularly of attending to the… Continue reading THINK: Emotion in Education


THINK: Creative Classrooms

My Dearest Cortinians. Since you have a snow day, take some time to absorb and enjoy these videos on education. Tyler DeWitt on making science fun. This talk brings up an idea that I have been frustrated with throughout my studies as a biology major—the “cult of seriousness.” I want to be able to learn… Continue reading THINK: Creative Classrooms


Monday Meditation: On Good Education as Problem-Posing

"Banking education resists dialogue; problem-posing education regards dialogue as indispensable to the act of cognition which unveils reality. Banking education treats students as objects of assistance; problem-posing education makes them critical thinkers. Banking education inhibits creativity and domesticates (although it cannot completely destroy) the intentionality of consciousness by isolating consciousness from the world, thereby denying… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Good Education as Problem-Posing

Humans of Cortina, Justice

THINK: Snow Days and Educational Privilege

As I watched the snow come down late Tuesday night (or early Wednesday morning), I couldn’t help but have a small desire to have my classes canceled yesterday.  I’m sure many of you were thinking the same thing to be met with either excitement or disappointment yesterday morning as you checked your emails to see… Continue reading THINK: Snow Days and Educational Privilege


Advocacy Alerts

Thanks to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice Advocacy Team for sending these alerts our way! Migration Network DACA and the Affordable Care Act Recently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared that young, healthy immigrants who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will not be eligible for… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts


Photo Friday: Girls + Education = ?

In response to the following charge by World Vision ACT:S, Elizabeth hung out in the common area to see what people thought Girls+Education equals. And then she took some photos: Educating a girl doesn't just change the life of the girl – it impacts her family and those around her. When girls receive equal access to… Continue reading Photo Friday: Girls + Education = ?

What's Up in the World Wednesday

Wednesday’s “What’s Going on in the World?”

With labor day past and the official end to summer creeping up on us, I don't blame anyone who isn't all that eager to hear about the evils happening in our world. So, I figured that for this Wednesday after labor day, as a little homage, we could focus on positive labor oriented things happening… Continue reading Wednesday’s “What’s Going on in the World?”

Some Thoughts, Sunday Community Time

Education Resources

This article talks about the need for the whole community to be involved in making schools. "Bad" Neighborhoods do not always result in "Bad" schools. The school can provide the lifeblood of a community and do tremendous community development work. Liberty Elementary is the school that our speaker, Luisa Palomo, teaches at--check out the website… Continue reading Education Resources