Welcome to our new and continuing members of the Cortina Community! After a busy start to the year full of new student orientation and the beginning of classes, we couldn't be more excited for the year to come. Our first community meeting of the year was the annual Community Partner Bash where students learned who… Continue reading The Start of a New Year
http://vimeo.com/81463490 As finals for students are upon us, it seemed like an apt time to share this video of Dr. Anne Ozar (Cortina Professor-Sophomore Philosophy 250 class) speaking about Justice.
Come to the Deglman Basement at 7:30pm tonight to hear about what it means to "do sophomore year differently" in the Cortina Community. We look forward to sharing a bit about the vision and logistics of a life lived in Deglman Hall!
Tim Nendick is a wanderer and ponderer of the world. When he was a student at Creighton, he was a Cortina Student and then a 2-year Cortina RA. This is where he stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. Violent intervention gives rise to a twisted calculus: these lives,… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Twisted Calculus//Tim Nendick//
Sarah Peraud is a Junior Justice & Society Major and a Formation Group Leader in the Cortina Community. This is where she stands with regard to the possibility of the United States’ intervention in Syria. I have no idea what to write about Syria. I am clipping editorials and stapling those words into my journal… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Pulling Forward//Sarah Peraud//
I entered the Cortina Community with a fairly strong sense of social justice. Social justice first interested me in the 6th grade when I started speaking out against sweatshops and Nike. This advocacy didn’t garner me much popularity, and I became used to being independent and working on my own. The high school wrestling team… Continue reading What Cortina Was To Me: Strength and Direction in Community
Thanks so much to the Advocacy team in the CCSJ for these reminders. Sierra Club No More Deepwater Horizons Three years ago, the Gulf experienced one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation's history, when an explosion on BP's Deep Water Horizon rig left an oil well gushing. The damage from that disaster will… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts
"If we believe terrorists are past redemption, we should just rip up like 1/2 the NT because it was written by one." –Shane Claiborne A few weeks ago I heard a talk by Shane Claiborne. For those of you who don’t know, Shane is a peace activist who advocates for non-violence on a personal and… Continue reading Finding the Courage to Forgive
During our Community Time yesterday, Kara began a discussion on Social Entrepreneurship, that is, ways that businesses can be resources for community development--and still be good businesses! One of my friends, Liz, started the sandal company Sseko Designs with her husband, Ben. See below for an excerpt from the Sseko website to help us understand… Continue reading Monday Meditation: On Sseko Designs
In the preface to Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman describes the poet as a kind of judge: "He judges not as the judge judges but as the sun falling round a helpless thing...He sees eternity in men and women, he does not see men and women as dreams or dots." In her book Poetic Justice,… Continue reading THINK: Poetic Justice