The Alumni Connection

Life after UC, Examined


21 September 2016

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Life Beyond Bars

  by Marieke Liem (class of 2004), author of  After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration   “I just felt isolated, like, you know, I felt as if I was placed in a foreign country, I didn’t know anybody, nobody knew me, I didn’t know my position, my role. You know, there was […]

8 September 2016

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Using Excellence as an Equalizer

by Maria van Loosdrecht (class of 2013) As I sat in the auditorium at the start of my first year, somewhere in the front, to the right, next to one of my intro-sisters, I listened carefully to the welcoming speech. During this talk the word “excellence” was used with reckless abandon. When I walked out […]