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From the Dean – Summer 2018

Sep. 27, 2018—Those of us who teach for, study in, or are alumni of Peabody College all know that the heart of the college’s mission is to improve human flourishing. The Peabody community believes in the potential of all people.

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When Differences are Strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Sep. 27, 2018—A whiz at data entry, typing with accuracy at 90 words a minute, Jamal Underwood, who has autism, has turned his learning differences into strengths.

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Around the Mall – Summer 2018

Sep. 17, 2018—There are lots of exciting happenings on Peabody’s mall. These are just a few.

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From the Dean – March 2018

Mar. 30, 2018—John Ruskin, the leading critic and social thinker of the Victorian era, wrote in Unto This Last, “Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.” Today we might say that this thinking is a little too binary; many children grow up in circumstances that put them in contact with both the education and the justice systems.

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Making Peace

Mar. 30, 2018—Nashville is enjoying an unprecedented economic boom, with about 80 people moving to Music City every day and real estate prices rising faster than any other place in the country. Gentrification is creeping into neighborhoods, as older homes are replaced with high-rise condos, trendy bistros and exclusive boutiques. Meanwhile, more than one third of Nashville’s children live in poverty.

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Big Picture

Mar. 30, 2018—As he approaches retirement, Mark Lipsey says with a laugh that he has only had two jobs in his life. That may be due to his stumbling upon his calling early on. It also may have something to do with being in the right place at the right time. Either way, he set a course and never looked back.

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New Leaf

Mar. 30, 2018—When Andrew Finch earned his M.Ed. at Peabody in the mid-1990s, he knew he wanted to do something that would make a difference in the lives of young people. A certified school counselor and longtime champion of recovery high schools, he now serves as coordinator of the school counseling track in the master’s degree program in human development counseling at Peabody.

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