LLCs Featured in USD Magazine
Monday, June 11, 2012
USD Magazine -- In the spare space of La Jolla Playhouse’s Shank Theatre, impassioned dancers turn back time, bringing the audience with them to the Dominican Republic and the heart-wrenching murder of three sisters who participated in the country’s 1960 resistance movement. For the USD freshmen that fill the theater, this trip to see “Las Mariposas” is much more than a cultural excursion. It marks the beginning of a year in which their passion for social justice and their first-year experience at USD mesh into an invigorating mélange of inquiry and intellectual awakening.
The students are all residents of USD’s Social Justice Living-Learning Community (LLC), one of three LLCs offered during the 2011-2012 academic year. Putting a new spin on the tradition of freshman residential living, themed communities such as sustainability, social justice and honors connect academics to residential life. (Full Story)