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Entering a Borderland: A Student’s Perspective on a Peacebuilding Mission

Kaitlin Meyer is currently a senior at the University of San Diego. Majoring in Political Science with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies, Meyer has been an active member of the USD community through the Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa, USD Habitat for Humanity, as well as interning with both the Women Peacemakers Program and the Trans-Border Institute. The following reflection is Meyer’s reaction to her November 6th-7th trip to Mexicali as a part of Dr. Everard Meade’s peacebuilding seminars in Mexico.


Lighting the Way Towards Peace

The candles flickered in the wind in front of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) as students, faculty, and community members gathe…

Homecoming Weekend

PHOTOS: Homecoming Weekend 2015

The University of San Diego celebrated its history and its vibrancy by welcoming alumni, parents, families and friends to campus for Homecoming and Fa…

Torero Store grand opening

PHOTOS: Torero Store Grand Opening

Digital walls and screens, interactive retail technology and concierge textbook sales are only a few of the new features at the new University of San …

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Author 'Art' E. Hughes, 1929-2015

Author “Art” E. Hughes, whose 24 years as the University of San Diego’s first president was highlighted by his leadership during a 1…

Move-In Weekend

PHOTOS: Move-In Weekend

After a weekend of unpacking, forming new friendships and exploring the campus, the Class of 2019 has officially made the University of San Diego thei…

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Founders' Scholar: Ailsa Tirado

Ailsa Tirado thought she had it all worked out. She planned to go to community college for two years and work to make money to pay for college once sh…


DeRoche Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward DeRoche, director of the University of San Diego Character Development Center, has received the Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achieve…

USD President Harris Kayaking

Paddling With the President

Proving that he’s not afraid to get his feet wet, on his second day on the job, USD’s new president, Dr. Jim Harris, went out kayaking wit…