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On the Front Lines of Human Rights Activism

May 15, 2015

The vote on May 6 in the Chicago City Council was historic and unanimous.

Dorothy Burge testifying

Chicago Program faculty member Dorothy Burge testifying in City Council for the Chicago Reparations Ordinance.

The Council passed an ordinance making a formal apology and setting up a $5.5 million reparations fund for more than 100 African American survivors of torture and abuse by Chicago police.

In Mayor Rahm Emanuel's words, the vote was aimed at "removing a stain" on the city's reputation caused by the reign of terror unleashed by Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command from 1972 to 1991.

Among the many people packed into the City Council chambers that day was ACM Chicago Program faculty member Dorothy Burge — no relation to Jon Burge — who has spent more than two decades on the front lines of the activism against police torture and brutality that finally led to the unprecedented ordinance. Read more

"Amazing" Class in Costa Rica Leads to a New Academic Direction May 4, 2015
When Luis Hernandez sat in on Andrea Anfossi's course on education in Costa Rica, he was hooked, and his newfound interest spurred him to design his own major.
A Spellbinding Visit with One of the Elder Statesmen of Africa A Spellbinding Visit with One of the Elder Statesmen of Africa Apr 12, 2015
Students on the ACM Botswana Program had the rare opportunity to talk with Sir Ketumile Masire, former president and a leading figure in Botswana’s history.
Challenges, Breakthroughs, and the Challenges, Breakthroughs, and the "Four Best Months of My Life" Apr 7, 2015
The annual ACM Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study will feature stories of challenges that students met and the academic and personal growth that followed.

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Opportunity for a Recent Graduate of an ACM College to Teach English in Costa Rica May 19, 2015
Annual position teaching English at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is result of ties with the ACM Costa Rica programs.
For Science Students, Oak Ridge Program Is a Transformative Experience Apr 24, 2015
Connections with mentors and research teams are among the program's major benefits.
Funding Available for Pilot Projects in Digital Humanities, Language Sharing Apr 17, 2015
Call for Pre-Proposals seeks collaborations by faculty from ACM colleges and Big Ten Universities.
Site Visit Presents a Sampler of Classes and Activities on the Chicago Program Apr 7, 2015
Five faculty and staff from campuses will engage with program’s experiential approach to learning on April 8-10.
ACM Colleges and Big Ten Research Universities Join Forces to Encourage Underrepresented Students to Become College Faculty Apr 6, 2015
$8.1 million grant from Mellon Foundation supports program for undergraduates and new Ph.D.s.
Students on Botswana Program Meet with U.S. Ambassador in Gaborone Apr 2, 2015
Visit to the U.S. Embassy included an hour-long talk and Q&A with staff.

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  1. Beloit College
  2. Carleton College
  3. Coe College
  4. Colorado College
  5. Cornell College
  6. Grinnell College
  7. Knox College
  8. Lake Forest College
  9. Lawrence University
  10. Luther College
  11. Macalester College
  12. Monmouth College
  13. Ripon College
  14. St. Olaf College

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