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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Astrid Quiñones

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Astrid Quiñones was a 2017 Graduate Public Service Scholar, who interned at the Legal Aid Society, focusing on domestic violence and family law. Where are you from? I consider myself a citizen of the world. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I recently graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs….

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Women & Compliments

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By Amanda Lepof   “I love your haircut.” “Doesn’t she have a nice smile?” “She’s wearing a pretty color, while the rest of us women are dressed in black.” These are perfectly nice things to hear, but depending on when they’re said at work, can compliments be a subtle form of gender discrimination? I’ve actually heard each of these. Here’s…

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Women & Natural Hair

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By Sacred B. Huff  During my first year of law school, I wore weave the entire year. Not once did I ever wear my natural hair. The reason why was simple: I had grown to believe that, as a black woman, my natural kinky hair was “unkempt” and “unprofessional.” I even felt less beautiful whenever I didn’t wear weave. Fast…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Shivangi Bhatia

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Shivangi Bhatia was an Undergraduate Public Service Scholar in 2016, when was a Research intern for EMILY’s List, a political action committee that raises money for Democratic, Pro-Choice female candidates. Where are you from? Cleveland, Ohio.  Where did you go to school? What did you study? I graduated in December 2017 from Washington University in St. Louis where I majored in Political Science…

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