Questions addressed to students- 2017 Outreach Trip Did you grow in a way that will positively affect your life or the lives of others as a result of this experience? Absolutely. I can’t quite verbalize how because I think this has been experience that I will constantly be reflecting on and learning new things from… more →
Six Sewanee students under the guidance of Haiti Institute in Sewanee professors Pradip Malde and Deborah McGrath are meeting regularly to prepare for their summer research jobs. From left to right: *Professor Malde *Chris Hornsby (C’19)- Chris will be returning to Haiti for his second summer as an intern and will continue a survey… more →
(During the 2017 Scholarship Sewanee program Duncan Pearce presented his senior thesis)-Examining the Relationship between Household Health and Environmental Conditions in Haiti’s Central Plateau Abstract For rural subsistence farmers in developing countries, human health and the environment are inextricably linked. As part of a long-term agroforestry project, this study explored connections among household health, socioeconomic… more →
(This was the third year for the “Around the Nations” dinner where students from all of the winter and spring break outreach trips spoke on their respective experiences. This talk is from 2017 Haiti Outreach Trip participant Cate Perry). The decision to participate in the Haiti outreach trip was inherently backed by a desire for… more →
Following are some of the thoughts bouncing around my head as I prepare for my second summer in Haiti. Close to a year has passed since I left Mirebalais in July last summer, and a year has been spent in reflection and preparation for this summer. The days are slipping by and I feel, at… more →
The Cajun Supper held at Otey Parish on March 4th by the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club raised $2500 for the University’s Haiti Institute in Sewanee (HIS). This represents the third year of this partnership whereby HSI earmarks these funds to assist farmers in the Bois Jolis Zone in the Central Plateau of Haiti. “We have… more →
Prior to going to Haiti, I felt over burdened with school work and other extra curricular commitments. Each day felt like I was just existing in between obligations. I don’t know that I was fully ready to go, time just passed until it was time to depart. I was present on the surface in that… more →
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/world/americas/rene-preval-dead-president-of-haiti.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Mr. Préval was the first — and so far only — Haitian president to be elected, serve out his term and hand over power to an elected successor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/opinion/an-english-sheep-farmers-view-of-rural-america.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share As long as society sees farming only as a business and food as just a commodity, we’re all headed for ruin.