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Seithur Sanitation Initiative Fall Implementation Update

This summer, we conducted qualitative interviews with the residents of Seithur to learnmore about the primary needs in the village and tailor our project to their needs. Weasked about daily challenges, access to resources in the village, and the effects of opendefecation on daily life. Our interviews confirmed that the lack of toilets was the …

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General Intelligences Fall Implementation Update

For our summer research, we seeked more information surrounding studies on education during COVID in addition to receiving direct input from students about their learning experiences online. The data we collected was descriptive— we were able derive meaning from the students’ input on various matters like academics, mental health, and how the pandemic has affected …

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WORTHy Bodies

By Becky Woolf WORTHy Bodies is a focus group for Women’s Organization on Rights to Health at the University of Michigan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and social connection have been unmet needs for many, especially college students, who are under immense academic pressure from the isolated online learning environment. Our project’s goals were …

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General Intelligences: Boot Camp Reflection

By Aina ZaidiBefore Bootcamp, our project idea was General Intelligences, with a focus in expanding our outreach and continuing the programs we have in place, as well as improving them. As Bootcamp went on, we began to make more concrete plans and put things in a more realistic and reachable viewpoint. We received feedback that …

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Seithur Sanitation Initiative: Boot Camp Reflection

Our project, the Seithur Sanitation Initiative, is part of Project RISHI—a national organization aimed at promoting the sustainable development and growth of rural Indian communities. Through this project, we plan on addressing the issue of open defecation, which is associated with increased risk of stigmatization, harm, and illness, by building toilet facilities for individuals disadvantaged …

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