Author Archives: Laura DeMarco

Inclusion 101

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network recently published a research paper outlining how colleges can best help Autistic students. As an Autistic student myself, I decided to see how well USG is doing. Let’s look at ASAN’s guidelines: Show that you … Continue reading

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Time to Accept that Awareness Isn’t Enough

It’s almost April, and that means life is about to get more dangerous for Autistic people than it already is. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, let’s break this down. What is Autism? Autism … Continue reading

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Women’s History, Just What the Doctor Ordered

International Women’s Day was last Monday, but it’s never too late to celebrate incredible people! So, today, I’d like to introduce you to someone. Meet Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte. Dr. Susan, as her patients called her, was born in 1865 … Continue reading

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Monday Mourning

Today’s installment of Around the Grove features heavy subject matter. If you could be triggered by discussions of filicide, murder, abuse, neglect, or ableism, you might want to skip this one. However, if these topics are not traumatic triggers for … Continue reading

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A Running Diary of My Thoughts While Reading Academic Journals for Class

(Helpful advice in bold) Okay. I’m done with my internship for the day, I ate dinner, I got this. What time is it now? Wow, 7:00? Huh. Well, how many pages do I have? Okay…so there’s 25 pages, minus three … Continue reading

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Staying Positively Positive

The first week of the semester is almost over! Lots of people find this time of year exciting, and rightly so! New classes, new chances to learn, new challenges–it’s undoubtedly going to be interesting if nothing else. That said, some … Continue reading

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Spring (Semester) Cleaning Time

Welcome, one and all, to Spring semester 2021! For some, it’s time for a new chapter at a new school. For others, it’s time to look ahead to their next steps. However, for all of us, it’s time for a … Continue reading

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The How-To’s of Interviews

So, you’ve decided what you want to do with your degree. Great! However, you have no idea how to get there. Not great. Enter your peace-of-mind saver, the informational interview. Here are five tips to nail it. Respect the other … Continue reading

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(Open) Mic Check!

Last Friday, USG held a virtual Open Mic Night for anyone who might have been interested. Even though it was Friday the 13th, we didn’t have any technical issues. The night went very well, and everyone who attended had a … Continue reading

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Broadening Horizons — Part 2

This past Monday was the second session of the CSEF Diversity Learning Workshop. If you missed my last post about it and would rather start from the beginning, here you go! Otherwise, let’s dive right in. This month, the group … Continue reading

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