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The Godfather

  In the Catholic religion, when you are baptized,  you are assigned Godparent(s). The traditional role of the Godparent(s) is/are to  make the profession of Faith in the child’s name and accept the responsibility of instructing the child in the faith, especially if the parents failed in this duty. I lost my Godfather (Uncle) on

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Mallory and Stacy

Yesterday, two really great blogs came out from @StacyLOliver and @MalloryBower. From “Hold onto the Good Ones” by Stacy Those who are the loudest are not always right. Having 25,000 Twitter followers should not be confused for having experience or wisdom in the field. Trust your gut more than you trust our self-appointed thought leaders or

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#GivingTuesday

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday*, I give you a list of charities that I’ve supported in 2014. – Boston Children’s Hospital For obvious reasons, they’re the reason I was able to run the NYC Marathon this year. They’re mission is right in their tagline: Until every child is well. – CharityWater A great organization that funds

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Mass Consumption

  Whether we realize it or not, we consume a lot. I’m not just talking about food, but rather media and retail — we live in a “more we have the better off we are” society. I am slowly learning that it’s not necessarily the case and that I’ve tried to not consume in excess

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Give More Than You Take

After much needed self-reflection, I’ve realized that something’s been missing from my life: Giving.  This realization came to me while listening to Tony Doody’s #Student Affairs Live Episode on Sponsorship, featuring Teri Bump, Zeb Davenport, and David Jones AND by following the backchannel from NYIT’s conversation about Sponsorship. While I believe that anyone can be

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My Day on an Admissions Tour

One of my responsibilities in my position is to lead the residence life marketing and retention workgroup. We for sure have a large task at hand — figuring out how we can better the student experience for those who live on campus and to figure out a way to retain students to live on campus.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (or iced coffee)

    I don’t know how many of you have read this article from Bustle.com on what is in a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, but if you haven’t… you should know that there is no pumpkin in a pumpkin spice latte. Gross right? I remember I tried it back in grad school (circa 2007) and thought

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My one and only lesson in linguistics

The other evening, I threw out this simple question: Do you think we often misuse the words “humbled” and “honored”? — Valerie Heruska (@ValerieHeruska) August 1, 2014 I see a lot of my colleagues not only use these two words all the time, but I see them misused all the time. I’m here to offer

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This morning, I stepped on the scale.

And I felt like Jabba the Hutt. Okay maybe that’s exaggerating a little, but still… it wasn’t pretty. I think there were a lot of things that caused me to gain about 20lbs (give or take a few) — I’ve slacked, I’ve eaten crap, and I haven’t been nearly as active as I had wanted

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Hitting the reset button

  One thing I constantly need to work on is vulnerability. I am not one to always show my emotions to the general public, however if you ask my close friends, they would tell you the opposite when I am speaking with them.  There’s also other times when I am at my most vulnerable and

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