Digging Into Making a Difference

Benjamin Grundy ’21 found a way to make an impact during the pandemic, working with a Ugandan company through a Miller Center fellowship.

I’ve come to realize that making a difference in the world and being a change maker is something that I aspire to do,” says Benjamin Grundy ’21. “And I wasn’t sure exactly how I’d be able to do that.”

To get a handle on what that could look like, Grundy applied for and received a Global Social Benefit Fellowship with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Through the program he worked with Cycle Connect, a Ugandan organization that loans assets like ox, plows, and bicycles to people who farm small holdings. It was eye opening for Grundy.

“It’s an opportunity to produce very meaningful work that is actively doing all of these amazing things,” he says. “And it teaches you that you can do amazing work. You can produce something that is meaningful.”

Sinatra Chair

Santa Clara welcomes actor and activist BD Wong as the 2021-22 Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts.

Kick, Ball, Buzz

Math major and tap dancer Alissa LaFerriere ’21 combined her two passions to help create a device that teaches wearers how to kick, ball, change through buzzes.

Reaching Out

Marrkula Center for Applied Ethics gets out the word about vaccinating hard-to-reach communities.

Biz + Spirit

Leavey School of Business faculty Nydia MacGregor and Jennifer Woolley explore the intersection of business and spirituality on their new podcast.