Students celebrate Hanukkah early at Maryland Hillel

By Sarah Natchipolsky The University of Maryland’s Jewish community sipped hot chocolate and spun dreidels at Hillel’s annual Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 3. Maryland Hillel served traditional food like fried potato pancakes called latkes and jelly-filled donuts known as sufganiyot. Attendees could also write letters of thanks to university dining hall and housekeeping staff as part of a community service project. “I wanted to come … Continue reading Students celebrate Hanukkah early at Maryland Hillel

SGA hosts town hall on birth control use and access

By Sarah Natchipolsky The SGA hosted a panel discussion Monday to provide students with information on birth control, to clear up misconceptions around it and to show how they can best access it.  The panel featured representatives from the University Health Center, Planned Parenthood and the Pregnancy Aid Center, a Maryland nonprofit organization that provides health care to low-income women.  Panelists began by describing the … Continue reading SGA hosts town hall on birth control use and access

Terps for Service Members assemble care packages for the holiday season

By Sarah Natchipolsky Terps for Service Members filled 71 care packages with snacks and toiletries to send to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas during the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 15. The student organization collected donated non-perishable items for the packages from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15. Marking the third year of this project, volunteers helped organize the donations and assemble the care packages Friday … Continue reading Terps for Service Members assemble care packages for the holiday season

JSU hosts Dead Sea spa with goals of education and relaxation

By Sarah Natchipolsky The Jewish Student Union hosted a Dead Sea Spa night using beauty products made with salt and mud from the landmark body of water on Thursday evening. The Dead Sea is a lake bordered by Israel and Jordan, famous for its extremely high salinity. The mud is rich in minerals and the salt and mud are known for their benefits for the … Continue reading JSU hosts Dead Sea spa with goals of education and relaxation

Sober tailgate offers option for students in recovery

By Sarah Natchipolsky The University Health Center hosted its third annual alcohol-free tailgate during the homecoming football game on Nov. 2. The sober tailgate, located in the parking lot next to the health center, was particularly geared toward UMD community members in recovery from addiction. However, the tailgate was open to anyone and was free of charge. Coffee, water and bagels sat on a picnic … Continue reading Sober tailgate offers option for students in recovery

CARE to Stop Violence holds Clothesline Project

By Sarah Natchipolsky  Shirts emblazoned with messages of anger, hope, sorrow and healing were strung up around Hornbake Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 23, as part of the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a biannual event sponsored by CARE to Stop Violence at the University of Maryland — an organization through the Health Center that provides confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and other … Continue reading CARE to Stop Violence holds Clothesline Project

Medical Humanities panel explores role of literature and cultural practices in medicine

By Sarah Natchipolsky  While medicine is often thought of as a practice rooted in science, the humanities can be intertwined in the medical field in many forms.  Four University of Maryland professors gathered for a panel discussion on Oct. 10 to share how they’ve found this to be true in their own research.  Chantel Rodriguez, an assistant professor in history spoke on her exploration of … Continue reading Medical Humanities panel explores role of literature and cultural practices in medicine

Women’s conference at UMD talks the roles of women in a globalized world

By Sarah Natchipolsky Fourteen female speakers from around the world gathered at the University of Maryland on Tuesday and Wednesday to answer questions regarding the promotion of women’s role in society and inequalities women continue to face. The conference, titled “Women in the World: Time for a New Paradigm for Peace,” was hosted by the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland. … Continue reading Women’s conference at UMD talks the roles of women in a globalized world