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Academic Scholars Program in Real Environments (ASPiRE) enriches and deepens students' understanding of their capacity to create positive change in communities through coursework, co-curricular experiences and a vibrant residential environment.
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2015 ASPiRE alumnus Saidu Tejan-Thomas puts his love of storytelling into action at podcasting company
May 7, 2018
Tejan-Thomas is an associate producer with Brooklyn-based podcasting company Gimlet Media and was able to work on the show “Uncivil,” which won a 2017 Peabody Award.
May 2, 2018
More than 80 percent of the students who started ASPiRE's two-year intensive program in 2016 completed it. ASPiRE requires students to live in West Grace South Residence Hall, take nine credit hours and complete 100 co-curricular hours.
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